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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