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Interrogative Pronouns

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  1. Interrogative Pronouns French 3 & 4

  2. What is an interrogative pronoun? It is a pronoun used to ask for information. They always form questions.

  3. Types of Interrogative Pronouns Subject Direct Object Object of the Preposition

  4. Subject Interrogative Pronouns • Used to ask for information about the subject • Refers to something that comes before the verb or something that is doing the action. • If it refers to a person, use the following pronouns: • Qui • Ex. Qui me cherche? = Who is looking for me? • Qui est-ce qui • Ex. Qui est-ce qui me cherche? = Who is looking for me? • If it refers to an object, use the following pronouns: • Qu’est-ce qui • Ex. Qu’est-ce qui sonne? = What is ringing?

  5. Direct Object • Usually talks about a direct object or something or someone that directly comes after a verb • If it refers to a person, use the following pronouns: • Qui + inversion • Qui est-ceque + subject + verb • If it refers to a thing, use the following pronouns: • Que + inversion • Qu’est-ceque + subject + verb

  6. Direct object examples • People • Qui voit-il? = Who does he see? • Qui est-cequ’ilvoit? = Who does he see? • Things • Quevoit-il? = What does he see? • Qu’est-cequ’ilvoit? = What does he se?

  7. Object of the Preposition • Used to ask for information about the object of the preposition • Refers to something that is part of a prepositional phrase meaning it follow a preposition. • If it refers to a person, use the following pronouns: • Preposition + qui + inversion • Preposition + qui est-ceque + subject + verb • If it refers to a thing, use the following pronouns: • Preposition + quoi + inversion • Preposition + quoi est-ceque + subject + verb

  8. Object of the Preposition Examples • Person • A qui parle-t-il? = Who is he talking to? • A qui est-cequ’ilparle? = Who is he talking to? • Things • De quoi avez-vousbesoin? = What do you need? • De quoi est-cequevousavezbesoin? = What do you need?