De quoi

Arash

Kwiziq community member

29 April 2017

2 replies

De quoi

When do we use de quoi. For example can we say La fourchette de quoi tu te sers était à ma mère.

This relates to:
De + qui, duquel, de laquelle, dont = Of/about whom (relative pronouns) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

1 May 2017

1/05/17

Bonjour Arash !

Actually, you never use "de quoi" in this context!
To refer to an object, you will always use "dont", and sometimes "de laquelle".

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Max

Kwiziq community member

28 May 2017

28/05/17

It seems I use "de quoi" occasionally. I am not a native French speaker, but I speak French frequently and "de quoi" doesn't SOUND incorrect. When If ever would one use "de quoi"? Don't get me wrong - I'd be happy to jettison this expression.

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