In English, the second person subject pronoun is always “you”, but French has two words: tu and vous.

  • Tu is the familiar you,
  • Vous is the formal you,
  • Vous is also the plural you.

Now, in sense of conjugation, will the “formal vous“ and “plural vous” always behave the same?

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Yes, the conjugation between the formal and plural you (vous) is always exactly the same.

Now, slightly related to your question, the plural of adjectives is different. For example:

  • to a single woman:

    Vous êtes belle.

  • to several women:

    Vous êtes belles.

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    also note: vous êtes allé (singular formal masc) vous êtes allée (sing form fem) vous êtes allés (plur masc) vous êtes allées (plur fem)
    – user11542
    Commented Sep 26, 2016 at 10:49

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