Thursday, April 12, 2007
Ma or Mon for the possesive of excuse?
Dictionary tells me that excuse is feminine.
From what I've learned and logic tells me: ma excuse.
Sounds right to me.
But I haven't the exceptional French ear. Those ears can't bear to hear something so obviously ugly that it defies the grammar rules, rightly.
Mon excuse is right.
How to train my ear to spot the ugly exceptions? Well try spottin' the English from the French and don't get Lauren "bovvered".
excusez-moi excuse me (formal)
ma (fem) mon (mas) my
La photo: "Mon-Kangaroo" and "Ma-Kangaroo" tearing off each other's ears fighting for "excuse". Quelque part en Australie, octobre 2004.