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Question 25 of 37

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The paragraph below contains blank spaces indicating omissions in the text. For some blanks, it is necessary to choose the completion that is most appropriate to the meaning of the passage; for other blanks, you have to choose the one completion that forms a grammatically correct sentence. Be sure to read the entire paragraph completely before answering the questions related to it.

Selon Blank   (19)   , les Français célèbrent les fêtes de fin d’année en Blank   (20)    un bon nombre d’huîtres et d’autres Blank   (21)    de mer. Ils offrent de petits cadeaux à Blank   (22)    envers qui ils sont Blank   (23)   . Et ils envoient des Blank   (24)    de voeux à Blank   (25)    amis et collègues.

No

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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (25).

ses

Correct Answer: 
No

tous

Correct Answer: 
No

leurs

Correct Answer: 
Yes

mes

Correct Answer: 
No

Ils is the plural subject of the last sentence, so the possessive adjective needed here is leurs (their) (C). The nouns amis (friends) and collègues (colleagues) are plural, so leur needs a “s” at the end. Choices (A) ses (his/her/its), and (D) mes (my), do not agree with the plural subject ils in this sentence. Choice (B) tous (all) cannot modify a noun unless a possessive adjective is also used.

Question Difficulty: 
easy