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Unformatted text preview: Pronouns Subject pronouns Singular Plural First person Second person Third person First person Second person Third person (I) (you) (he, she, it) (we, us) (you) (they) Je Tu, (Vous*) Il, Elle, On** Nous Vous Ils, Elles*** * Tu is informal and used only with well-known acquaintances. In case of unknown persons you have to use the polite form Vous. A good example, to explain that is the following: If two business acquaintances meet another, they say Vous. If they later fall in love, they say Tu. When unsure, it is better to say "vous." Also, grammatically, even the singular form of "vous" behaves as though it were a plural, so even if you are addressing only one person, you would still use verbal grammar consistent with addressing multiple people, similar to English (as in "you are", "you [all] are", "they are.") Nevertheless, the adjectives or past participles are declined according to the true number of the referring pronoun. Examples, addressing one person: Tu chantes - you sing (informal) Vous chantez - you sing (polite) - (also, to address many persons) Tu es grand - You are tall (informal) Vous êtes grand - You are tall (polite, male) Vous êtes grande - You are tall (polite, female) Examples, addressing many persons: Vous êtes grands - You are tall (informal or polite, male, many persons) Vous êtes grandes - You are tall (informal or polite, female, many persons) ** - Il denotes masculine nouns, elle denotes feminine nouns, and on is for indeterminate subjects (see below). *** - Ils is used with all-male or mixed groups, elles is only used when all members of the group are female. Examples: Jack et Philipp parlent - Jack and Philipp speak Ils parlent - They speak (all-male group) Jack et Lucy parlent - Jack and Lucy speak Ils parlent - They speak (mixed group) Lucy et Dina parlent - Lucy and Dina speak Elles parlent - They speak (all female group) The pronoun on The subject pronoun on is similar to the English personal pronoun one, except that it is not so formal, and is more common. It has a number of uses: ...
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