Relative Pronouns – Mini French Lesson


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Fill in the blank with QUI, QUE, OÙ or DONT:

👉 Les cerises _________ j’ai acheté un kilo ne sont pas bonnes.

👉 The cherries of which I bought one kilo are not good.

Why is dont the correct answer?

👉 The purpose of relative pronouns is to join clauses and to avoid repetition.

Let’s break it down into two sentences:

👉 J’ai acheté un kilo de cerises.

👉 Les cerises ne sont pas bonnes.

We want to avoid repeating the word cerises, and turn two sentences into one. We can do this with a relative pronoun. Notice the preposition DE: un kilo de cerises. This is the reason why we need to use DONT. It is the object of the preposition DE.

RELATED POSTS:

👉 LESSON: Relative composed pronouns (lequel, auquel, duquel)

👉 LESSON: Relative pronouns (qui, que, où, dont)

👉 LESSON: Relative pronoun DONT

👉 LESSON: Relative pronouns (ce qui, ce que, ce dont)





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