Possessive Adjectives

In French, the possessive adjectives agree in gender and number with the noun which follows.

For example:
"his brother" & "her brother" would both be:   son frère
"his sister" & "her sister" would both be:   sa sœur

One common exception to the formation rules listed below is that the forms mon, ton, and son will be used before feminine nouns that begin with a vowel or a mute 'h'.


Forming Possessive Adjectives


  SINGULAR PLURAL
  Masculine Feminine Masculine & Feminine
my
your (informal)
his, her, its, one's
our
your (formal and plural)
their
mon
ton
son
notre
votre
leur
ma
ta
sa
notre
votre
leur
mes
tes
ses
nos
vos
leurs


Example Sentences

Voilà ma valise.   There's my suitcase.
Voilà mes valises.   There are my suitcases.
Où est leur hôtel?   Where is their hotel?
Où sont leurs livres?   Where are their books?



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