Possession, Possessive PronounsIn English we may use an apostrophe and an - s to show that something belongs to someone. In French, however, because an apostrophe is only used to replace a letter that is omitted due to elision, 's is not used to show possession. French uses a different word order than the one we are accustomed to, and possessive adjectives and pronouns also follow a different set of rules. •The preposition de (of) is used to express relationship and possession. If the sentence requires de and has two or more nouns, de (or d' before a vowel) is repeated before each noun. De contracts with the definite article le to become du or with les to become des in order to express “of the”: •C'est la voiture du père de Jean. (It's John's father's car.) •C'est la maison de Lucien et de Sylvie. (It's Lucien and Sylvie's house.)
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