Am I right in thinking that you would never use, d'il or d'ils and instead we should use de lui and d'eux?

EmilyB1Kwiziq community member

Am I right in thinking that you would never use, d'il or d'ils and instead we should use de lui and d'eux?

Asked 3 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Emily,

Yes! I think that you are correct.

The preposition "de" is followed by a stress pronoun, so de lui and d'eux are correct.

Moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles (advanced stress pronouns)

Jim

EmilyB1Kwiziq community member

Merci beaucoup Jim :-)

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

As a non-grammarian I sometimes find the way usage is expressed, eg 'de is followed by a stress pronoun' difficult to follow. I find it easier to translate to English - I would not say of he or of they, I would say of him etc.

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

As a non-grammarian I sometimes find the way usage is expressed, eg 'de is followed by a stress pronoun' difficult to follow. I find it easier to translate to English - I would not say of he or of they, I would say of him etc.

Am I right in thinking that you would never use, d'il or d'ils and instead we should use de lui and d'eux?

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