For purposes of understanding the French pronouns, it is required to remember the English pronouns. However, if you cannot recall all the grammar lessons in school, you do not have to worry since the topic is easy to comprehend. It is common to find people using relative pronouns in their daily speech; this makes it even easier for them to recall what they learn during their grammar lessons. The words who, which, that, whom and where make the English relative pronouns. Furthermore, the pronouns are used to serve several purposes. One of the ways in which relative pronouns can be used include pointing out clearly or properly identify the person or thing being referred to. You can use relative pronouns to supply more information about the person or thing being talked about.
You can also use pronouns in grammar to connect the dependent clause or relative clause to the main clause and also to replace the subject, direct object, indirect object, or preposition. There is no difference in the use of the French relative pronouns. The French relative pronouns include words such as qui, que, lequel, auquel, duquel, dont and o.
In this section, we will discuss how the French relative pronouns are used. One of the ways in which the pronouns Qui and que are used is to refer to things or persons. The main difference between qui and que is that the former is used for the subject whereas the latter refers to a direct object.
Lequel, on the other hand, is a French version of the relative pronoun “which” and it is used to refer to direct objects. It is worth noting that the pronoun follows the prepositions , de or pour and only used when referring to things.
The other relative pronoun you need to know is dont. The pronoun refers to whose, of whom, of which when translated to English.
O is a relative pronoun which is used to refer to places and times. The English counterpart of o could either be where, when or even which and that, depending on how it is used. Alternatively, o can be used as the question word where and the way it is used as an interrogative pronoun is the same as its use as a relative pronoun. For purposes of comprehending the o relative pronoun it covers both place and time in its relative pronoun function and takes the job of “when” as well, aside from “where”. By reading this article, you will have a clear understanding of the French relative pronouns.