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Extra Words - Unnecessary?

Victoria

Kwiziq community member

1 April 2016

2 replies

Extra Words - Unnecessary?

A sentence like "Tu as reçu une lettre qui est de ta cousine." seems a little wordy. Is it correct (or incorrect) to just say "Tu as reçu une lettre de ta cousine." ? Merci beaucoup!

This relates to:
Qui = Who, which, that (relative pronouns) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

1 April 2016

1/04/16

Bonjour Victoria !

Yes, of course, your sentence "Tu as reçu une lettre de ta cousine." is absolutely correct, and less wordy I agree!
Here we wanted to demonstrate the use of "qui", hence the "wordy" sentence ;)

A bientôt !

Victoria

Kwiziq community member

1 April 2016

1/04/16

Merci Aurélie! Sometimes I'm not certain when I should opt for using more or less wordy constructions. So this is extremely helpful to see the flexibility in correct usage. Merci à nouveau!

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