His and her in French

The problem of “his” and “her” in French

The words for “his” and “her” (and “its”) in French are son, sa, ses. However, the choice of whether we use son, sa or ses depends on whether the noun (the thing possessed) is masculine, feminine or plural:

Son frère = his/her/its brother (noun frère is masculine)
Sa mère = his/her/its mother (noun mère is feminine)
Ses yeux = his/her/its eyes (noun yeux is plural) Continue reading

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