Adjectives vs Pronouns

French adjective pronoun pairs
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Adjectifs vs pronoms

At first glance, adjectives and pronouns might seem to have very little in common, since adjectives are used with nouns, while pronouns replace nouns. But there is an interesting relationship that can help you use both parts of speech more effectively: there are six French adjective / pronoun pairs, where an adjective + noun can be replaced by a corresponding pronoun. Click for detailed lessons.

    Adjectives   Pronouns Indefinite Pronouns
           
Demonstrative   Ce, Cet, Cette, Ces
Ce livre est intéressant.
  Celui, Celle, Ceux, Celles
Celui-ci est intéressant.
Ce, Ceci, Cela, Ça
C’est int√©ressant.
           
Indefinite ¬† Autre, Certain, Chaque…
Je veux un autre livre.
¬† Un autre, Certain, Chacun…
J’en veux un autre.
           
Interrogative   Quel, Quelle, Quel(le)s
Quel livre lisez-vous ?
  Qui, Que, Le(s)quel(s)
Lequel lisez-vous ?
 
           
Negative ¬† Ne… aucun, Ne… nul
Il n’y a aucun livre.
¬† Ne… personne, Ne… rien
Il n’y a rien.
 
           
Possessive ¬† Mon, Ma, Mes…
Je cherche mon livre.
¬† Le mien, la mienne, les mien(ne)s…
Je cherche le mien.
           
Relative   Lequel
Lequel livre a √©t√© retrouv√©…
¬† Qui, Que, Dont…
Le livre qui a √©t√© retrouv√©…
Ce qui, Ce que, Ce dont
Ce qui a √©t√© retrouv√©…

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