Les déterminants et pronoms: pronouns and determiners in French

What are determiners and pronouns?

Pronouns (les pronoms) replace a noun. There are different types of pronouns: personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns, relative pronouns, interrogative pronouns (question words), demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns and adverbial pronouns. Determiners (les déterminants), also known as adjectives, describe a noun. They come before the noun in a sentence, and can be possessive, demonstrative, indefinite and interrogative.

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