In one of the questions, ""Il a huit amis, dont cinq sont anglais", I see "sont" being used. But in all the examples in this lesson, no verbs are used in the "dont" clause.
Can I then also say, ""Il a huit amis, dont cinq anglais" ? Could someone clairfy?
Thank you for pointing this out Katie, it is indeed different from the English when you have to have a verb when using 'dont' as 'of which'.
In French, you don't need the verb -
Il a cinq chiens, dont deux labradors = He has five dogs including two labradors ( or two of which are labradors)
In fact in English when you use 'dont' meaning 'including' no verb is required either.
But a good point!
I hope this helps!
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