Celui or le mien

Ron

Kwiziq community member

3 June 2017

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Celui or le mien

J'aime ton chien mais je préfère ________ que j'ai adopté. I love your dog but I prefer the one I adopted. celui (program correct response) le mien (my response) So given this question, I chose «le mien» since the questioned required a typed in response but the correct answer according to the program is «celui»; however, to me «le mien» is also a correct response. Can you please explain the reason it would not be correct? Merci en avance.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 June 2017

3/06/17

Bonjour Ron !

Actually "le mien" means "mine" in French, so here, it sounds wrong, just like "I love your dog but I prefer mine that I adopted" sounds off in English.
You could however say "J'aime ton chien mais je préfère le mien."

Here is a link to our related lesson:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-express-mine-yours-his-hers-le-mien-le-tien-le-sien-etc-singular-possessive-pronouns

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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