• French grammar
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  • 1 French alphabet
  • 2 French pronunciation and phonetics [0/7]
  • 3 Nature and function of French words [0/23]
  • Multiple choice exercise about the nature of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • Multiple choice questions about the function of French words (Score -/-)Free
  • 3.1 The subject in French [0/3]
  • 3.2 The apostrophe and apposition in French [0/2]
  • 3.3 The complement object in French [0/12]
  • 3.4 The circumstancial complement in French [0/2]
  • 3.5 The agent complement in French [0/2]
  • 4 French articles [0/9]
  • 5 French nouns [0/13]
  • 6 French pronouns [0/20]
  • Multiple choice questions about the pronouns in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 6.1 French personal pronouns - je, tu, il [0/3]
  • 6.2 French possessive pronouns - le mien, le tien [0/2]
  • 6.3 French reflexive pronouns - me, te, se [0/2]
  • 6.4 French demonstrative pronouns - celui, celle, ceux [0/2]
  • 6.5 French relative pronouns - qui, que, qu' [0/4]
  • 6.6 French indefinite pronouns - tout, chacun [0/2]
  • 6.7 French interrogative pronouns - qui, que, lequel [0/2]
  • 6.8 French adverbial pronouns - en, y [0/2]
  • 7 French adjectives [0/17]
  • Multiple choice questions about the epithet, attribute in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 7.1 Endings of regular and irregular French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.2 Comparative and superlative of French adjectives [0/3]
  • 7.3 Placement of French adjectives [0/2]
  • 7.4 French possessive adjectives - mon, ton, son [0/4]
  • 7.5 French demonstrative adjectives - ce, cette [0/2]
  • 7.6 French indefinite adjectives - toutes, quelques [0/2]
  • 8 French adverbs [0/18]
  • Drag and drop exercise about the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the regular form of the adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blank exercise about the irregular adverbs (Score -/-)Free
  • 8.1 Adverbs of place in French [0/2]
  • 8.2 Adverbs of time in French [0/2]
  • 8.3 Adverbs of manner in French [0/2]
  • 8.4 Adverbs of quantity in French [0/2]
  • 8.5 Adverbs of reason in French [0/2]
  • 8.6 Placement of adverbs in French [0/2]
  • 8.7 Comparative of French adverbs [0/2]
  • 8.8 Difference adjectives and adverbs in French [0/1]
  • 9 French prepositions [0/10]
  • 10 French verbs [0/135]
  • 10.1 Tenses and moods in French [0/63]
  • 10.1.1 Indicative in French [0/26]
  • 10.1.1.1 Present tense in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.1.2 Past tenses in French [0/13]
  • 10.1.1.3 Future tenses in French [0/11]
  • 10.1.2 Subjunctive in French (le Subjonctif) [0/11]
  • 10.1.3 Conditional in French (le conditionnel) [0/10]
  • 10.1.4 Imperative in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.5 Infinitive in French [0/4]
  • 10.1.6 Gerund in French [0/2]
  • 10.1.7 Present participle in French [0/3]
  • 10.1.8 Past participle in French [0/4]
  • 10.2 French auxiliary verbs (avoir, être) [0/11]
  • 10.3 Modal verbs in French [0/17]
  • Fill in the blank exercise for the modal verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.3.1 Conjugation of pouvoir (can) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.2 Conjugation of devoir (should) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.3 conjugation of vouloir (want) in French [0/4]
  • 10.3.4 Conjugation of savoir (to know) in French [0/4]
  • 10.4 Passive voice in French [0/4]
  • 10.5 Reflexive verbs in French [0/4]
  • 10.6 Irregular verbs in French [0/24]
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French (Score -/-)Free
  • Fill in the blanks exercise of the irregular verbs in French II (Score -/-)Free
  • 10.6.1 Conjugation of venir (to come) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.2 conjugation of aller (to go) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.3 conjugation of faire (to do) in French [0/4]
  • 10.6.4 conjugation of prendre (to take) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.5 conjugation of voir (to see) in French [0/3]
  • 10.6.6 Conjugation of partir (to leave) in French [0/4]
  • 10.7 Regular verbs in French [0/8]
  • 10.8 Reported Speech in French [0/4]
  • 11 French sentence structure [0/25]
  • Multiple choice questions about the sentence structure in French (Score -/-)Free
  • 11.1 The phrases in French [0/5]
  • 11.2 The forms of phrases in French [0/7]
  • 11.3 The types of phrases in French [0/8]
  • 11.4 The propositions in French [0/4]
  • 12 French si clauses [0/3]
  • French pronouns

    Exercises

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    1. Multiple choice questions about the pronouns in French Score -/-

    What is a pronoun ?

    Pronouns (French: les pronoms) are words which you can use to replace a noun or a noun phrase. They are commonly used to avoid naming someone or something directly. Also, they save you from repeating nouns constantly.

    In general you have to distinguish between 8 different types of pronouns in the French language.

    1. Personal pronouns
    2. Possessive pronouns
    3. Reflexive pronouns
    4. Demonstrative pronouns
    5. Relative pronouns
    6. Indefinite pronouns
    7. Interrogative pronouns
    8. Adverbial pronouns

    Personal pronouns

    The personal pronoun (French: le pronom personel) is one of the most important pronouns when it comes to learning the French language. You can use it to talk about yourself, but also to talk about others or to refer to objects or animals.  

    Similar to the English language they can be either subjective or objective.

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    Subject pronouns

    They are the equivalent of the English personal pronouns: 

    • je (I)
    • tu (you)
    • il (he)
    • elle (she)
    • on (we familiar)
    • nous (we)
    • vous (you)
    • ils (they: males)
    • elles (they: females)

    Examples

    Subject pronouns Translations
    il est souvent en retard (He is always late)
    Nous pensions que vous devrez faire la paix (We think you should make peace)

    Object pronouns

    Those pronouns are used to replace the subject in a COI sentence:

    • me
    • te
    • le
    • la
    • lui
    • nous
    • vous
    • leur
    • les 

    Examples

    Object pronouns Translations
    Marie m'a donné le stylo (Marie gave me the pen)
    Théo lui a acheté des bonbons (Theo bought him candies)

    Possessive pronouns

    Le mien, le tien, le sien are examples of possessive pronouns (French: le pronom possessif). They indicate possessions and demonstrate that one thing belongs to another.

    Examples 

    Possessive Translations
    Ma passion, c’est la musique. Et la tienne Marie ? (Music is my passion. What’s yours, Marie ?)
    Tes parents sont américains ? Les miens sont français. (Your parents are americans ? Mine are French.)

    Relative pronouns

    Relative pronouns (French: le pronom relatif) are used to introduce relative clauses and furthermore aim to describe or explain a previously mentioned noun (the antecedent).

    They are: 

    • qui 
    • que
    • dont
    • ce dont / ce que / ce qui
    • lequel
    • auquel 
    • duquel

    Examples

    Relative pronouns Translations
    L’homme qui parle français, est mon copain. (The man who is speaking is my friend.)
    Les amis que je vois le plus sont Anna et Nicole (The friends that I see the most are Anna and Nicole)
    C'est la maison où habite ma grand-mère (This is the house where my grand mother lives)
    Tu te souviens de l'histoire dont tu m'as parlé ? (Do you remember the story you told me about ?)

    Demonstrative pronouns

    You can use demonstrative pronouns (French: le pronom démonstratif) to emphasize or highlight certain people and things. Also, they can refer to something nearby or far away.

    Demonstrative pronouns are 

    • ceux, celles
    • ceci, ca, cela, ce
    • celui, celui-ci, celui-là
    • celle, celle-ci, celle-là

    Examples

    Demonstrative pronouns Translations References
    Je veux parler de celles que tu m'as donné (I am talking about the ones you gave me) refer to dresses
    Ceci est une preuve suffisante pour te renvoyer (This is a sufficient evidence to expel you) refer to an evidence
    Celui-là, je le mangerai après (I will eat this one after) refer to this cake
    Celle de ton père est toujours en panne (Your father's is still broken down) refer to his car

    Indefinite pronouns

    Indefinite pronouns (French: le pronom indéfini) are used to speak about something unspecified or unidentified. They also aim to describe people or things in a general way.

    Some of the indefinite pronouns are for example tout, personne, rien, chaque, chacun and quelque chose.

    Examples 

    Indefinite Translations
    Tout le monde s'est amusé. (Everyone had fun.)
    Je n’ai vu personne. (I didn’t see anyone).

    Interrogative pronouns

    The interrogative pronouns (French: les pronoms interrogatifs) are pronouns like qui, que, quoi, lequel and quel which are being used to introduce a question.

    They aim to replace a noun that we’re asking about.

    Examples

    Interrogative Translations
    Que cherches-tu ?  (What are you looking for?)
    Qu’est-ce qui se passe ?  (What’s happening ?)

    Reflexive pronouns

    Reflexive pronouns (French: le pronom réfléchi) such as me, te, se, nous, vous, se are being used exclusively with pronominal verbs.

    They are always placed in front of the reflexive verb.

    Examples

    Reflexive pronouns Translation
    Je me prépare (I prepare myself.)
    Michel se lave les mains. (Michel washes his hands.)

    Adverbial pronouns

    In the French language we have two different kinds of adverbial pronouns: en and y.

    Like adverbs they aim to replace words in a phrase which are used to imply quantities, qualities, properties and relations.

    Examples

    Adverbials Translation
    Je n’en sais rien (I’m leaving)
    J’y vais (I don’t know anything about that.)

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    1 French personal pronouns - je, tu, il Find out more about the usage of personal pronouns in French and get a comprehensive overview.
    2 French possessive pronouns - le mien, le tien Get an overview about all possessive pronouns in the French language and study them online
    3 French reflexive pronouns - me, te, se Get an overview about all reflexive pronouns in the French language and study them online
    4 French demonstrative pronouns - celui, celle, ceux Get an overview about all French demonstrative pronouns in the French language and study them online
    5 French relative pronouns - qui, que, qu' Find out more about the use of relative pronouns in French and get a comprehensive overview.
    6 French indefinite pronouns - tout, chacun Find out more about the use of indefinite pronouns in French and get a comprehensive overview.
    7 French interrogative pronouns - qui, que, lequel Get an overview about all interrogative pronouns in the French language and study them online.
    8 French adverbial pronouns - en, y Get an overview about all adverbial pronouns in the French language and study them online.