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What about De Qui?'

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What about De Qui?'

I found Chris' post very helpful. Merci! What remains unclear is the use of de qui. Couple of specific questions 1) Can I say both "La fille dont je parle" or "la fille de qui je parle"? Or does the verbal clause (parler de) require dont even if it's a person? 2) Do I use de qui with a prep phrase in stead of duquel (and its derivatives)? For example, "La fille près de qui je me suis assise"  Would "'de laquelle" be equally acceptable in that sentence?

Asked 4 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, you could say La fille de qui je parle, because you are talking about a person. This wouldn't work when talking about inanimate objects and animals.

Also in your second example, both versions work: près de qui and près de laquelle.

What about De Qui?'

I found Chris' post very helpful. Merci! What remains unclear is the use of de qui. Couple of specific questions 1) Can I say both "La fille dont je parle" or "la fille de qui je parle"? Or does the verbal clause (parler de) require dont even if it's a person? 2) Do I use de qui with a prep phrase in stead of duquel (and its derivatives)? For example, "La fille près de qui je me suis assise"  Would "'de laquelle" be equally acceptable in that sentence?

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