Interrogative pronouns (French: les pronoms interrogatifs) are primarily used for asking questions. In French we have to differ between the following pronouns: qui, que and lequel.
If you want to know which indefinite pronoun you have to use, you must know whether the pronoun is:
and if it refers to:
|direct object||qui?||que? qu'est-ce que?|
|object of a preposition||qui?||quoi?|
The interrogative pronoun lequel is especially used
It can be translated with the English word which.
As lequel is a variable, it has to match with the noun that it replaces. Therefore you have to use the singular forms lequel (masculine) and laquelle (feminine) or the plural forms lesquels (masculine) and lesquelles (feminine).
Also, this pronoun can be used after prepositions, but you have to note that the pronoun and preposition are going to be combined into one word (as you can see in the chart below).
|preposition||masculine singular||feminine singular||masculine plural||feminine plural|
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