It's all in the question, in what context would I use êtes, sont, and sommes?

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In the conjugation of the verb être (to be), the first, second, and third person plural forms are:

  • nous sommes
  • vous êtes
  • ils/elles sont

The choice between these three forms depends on whether the subject is nous, vous, or ils/elles. For more information about the conjugation of this verb, see the Wiktionary entry for être.


It depend of the conjugation of the verb être : http://www.laconjugaison.net/conjugaison/%C3%AAtre

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