Un métier extraordinaire

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Varsha

Kwiziq community member

22 January 2019

7 replies

Un métier extraordinaire

Bonjour Madame,

I was attempting this quiz on this link- https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/tests/take/1768714 but was unable to get the last sentence.

- Alors nous devons compter sur ceux qui se battent à nos côtés et que je suis fier d’appeler mes collègues.

Why ‘que’ has been used? Can’t dont be used to mean ‘of whom’?

Merci d’avance !

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 January 2019

22/01/19

The sentence (with que) means: So we count among those who fight on our side and that I am proud to call my colleagues. "Que" refers to "those who fight at our side".

You could probably change the structure so that "dont" can be used. But as it is written, "que" is appropriate.

Varsha

Kwiziq community member

23 January 2019

23/01/19

But I thought que refers to ‘my colleagues’ as it is the object of the verb.

Would require an answer from a Kwiziq Expert.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

23 January 2019

23/01/19

You could say:

“..... côtés et dont je suis très fière .”

But it changes the meaning slightly ...

You couldn’t say what you suggest .

Chris’ translation of the sentence is correct... Que is that in this instance and not, of which...

 

Varsha

Kwiziq community member

23 January 2019

23/01/19

Oui, Bien sûr !  Merci beaucoup Madame Cécile !

Chris

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23 January 2019

23/01/19

You're welcome.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

23 January 2019

23/01/19

mdr....

Chris

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2019

25/01/19

Trois fois rien ;)

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