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Kwiziq community member
2 January 2019
Doubt in Dont/Que
Bonjour Madame Cécile,
I am struggling with a problem related to relative pronouns. If given two sentences as-
"Prends mes crayons.Je n’en ai plus besoin.”
Now, how will these 2 sentences be combined using a relative pronoun?
Can the answer be as-
“Prends mes crayons que je n’en ai plus besoin.”
Or, would we use ‘dont’ as-
“Prends mes crayons dont je n’en ai plus besoin.”
Which one is correct and what is the reason behind it ?
Also Madame, will the pronoun en be omitted while combining the sentences or will it remain as it is. And why so ?
Aidez-moi, s’il vous plaît.
This question relates to:French lesson "Dont = Including, of which"
Kwiziq language super star
3 January 2019
If you take a look at the following lesson , you will see the use of 'dont' to replace 'de' in verbs followed by the preposition 'de'.
In this case, it is 'avoir besoin de' .
'Dont' encompasses 'de' and is 'of which'
Merci Madame Cécile,
That was an enormous help and thanks too for your “motivational” comment.
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