== How to Better Understand French Possessive Adjectives ==

Possessive adjectives in French depend on the person who is talking, and then agree with the object: they agree with the possessee - not the possessor.

In other words, if I am talking, it does not matter whether I am a girl or a boy, what matters is the gender and number of what comes after the possessive.

This is particularly hard for English speakers since in English, you choose the possessive according to the gender and number of the subject: for a man, his dog(s), for a woman, her dog(s). The gender or number of the dog does not matter. In French, it's the other way around... So, when talking about a man, you write "sa maman", it looks weird, but it is correct in French. You have to change the way you think.

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