French Relative Pronouns – DONT vs DUQUEL


When to use DONT vs DUQUEL

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DONT vs DUQUEL

To know which relative pronoun to use, you must differentiate a prepositional phrase from a verbal phrase.  Use a form of DUQUEL with prepositional phrases followed by DE.  Use DONT with verbal phrases followed by DE. 

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PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE
À côté (de)Next to, nearby
Mme Pascal est assise à côté de son mari.

L’homme à côté duquel Mme Pascal est assise est son mari.

The man Mrs. Pascal is sitting next to is her husband.
VERBAL PHRASE
Avoir besoin de To need 
Nous avons besoin de ces signatures.

Ce sont les signatures dont nous avons besoin. 

These are the signatures we need.
VERBAL PHRASE
Parler de To talk about 
Tu me parlais de cette actrice hier. 

C’est l’actrice dont tu me parlais.

This is the actress you were telling me about.
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE
À droite (de)To the right (of)
Mon appartement est situé à droite de la laverie.

C’est la laverie à droite de laquelle mon appartement est situé.

This is the laundomat to the right of which my apartment is located.

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