• anonymous
Question for french language: "Idole" est un nom féminin, alors pourquoi dit-on "mon idole" si "mon" est masculin? "Idole" is a feminine noun, so why do we say "mon idole" is "mon" is masculine?
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  • mathmate
Certain adjectives have special forms when the immediately following word begins with a vowel or has a vowel sound. For example, instead of saying sa idée, which would be difficult to pronounce and does not sound clearly ("cacophonie" in French), we would say son idée instead, even though the noun is feminine. Same is true for ma/mon, ta/ton, sa/son, also in the case of masculin nouns ce document, but cet adverbe, cet homme, etc. See for more examples and detailed information.

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