Back to school sale Save 20% on Premium annual »

duquel vs dont

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

duquel vs dont

dont has been used like this i think or am i know totally confused?

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

There are verbal and prepositional phrases with "de". 

Verbal phrases are those that involve a verb, such as parler de, etc. In verbal phrases, the indirect object (what follows de) is replaced by "dont".

Je parle de mon livre. -- I'm talking about my book.
Le livre dont je parle.... -- The book about which I am talking...

Prepositional phrases have a preposition (or preposition-like phrase) followed by "de". These  require duquel and its cohorts.

Je suis assis sur la table. -- I am sitting on the table.
La table sur laquelle je suis assis... The table on which I am sitting...

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Carol,

To supplement Chris's answer, follow the link below for more details and explanation on 'dont' and 'duquel': using-de-qui-dont-duquel-with-prepositional-verbs-with-de

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ThaliaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you @Chris!  You always provide terrific explanations.

duquel vs dont

dont has been used like this i think or am i know totally confused?

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Clever stuff happening!