Demonstrative Pronouns – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Complete the gaps with the correct demonstrative determiner (ce/cet, cette, ces).

  1. Lucas porte   pullover depuis deux jours. masc. sing. = ceLucas has been wearing that jumper for two days.
  2. Je voudrais   baguette s’il vous plaît.fem. sing. = cetteI’d like this baguette, please.
  3. Regarde   avion!masc. sing. before a vowel or a mute h = cetLook at that plane!
  4.   deux films sont mes films préférés.masc. pl. = cesThese two films are my favourite films.
  5. Est-ce qu’il faut sortir à   station de métro?fem. sing. = cetteDo we have to get out at this train station?

Choose the correct form.

  1. n’est pas grave.indefinite form = ceThat’s not bad/serious.
  2. La troisième chanson de ce CD est que je préfère.followed by a relative clause → demonstrative pronoun|fem. sing. = celleThe third song on this CD is my favourite one.
  3. sont de nouvelles boucles d’oreille?indefinite form = ceAre those new earrings?
  4. Ces chocolats sont que mon frère déteste.followed by a relative clause → demonstrative pronoun|masc. pl. = ceuxThese chocolates are the ones that my brother hates.
  5. Ces chaussures sont de ma sœur.de → demonstrative pronoun|fem. pl. = cellesThese shoes are my sister’s.

Rewrite the sentences, replacing the underlined section of each sentence with a compound demonstrative pronoun.

  1. J’aimerais acheter cette veste-ci.  . fem. sing. = celle-ciI’d like to buy this jacket. I’d like to buy this one.
  2. Lucas doit réparer ce vélo-ci.  . masc. sing. = celui-ciLucas has to repair this bicycle. Lucas has to repair this one.
  3. Est-ce que tu peux sortir ces tasses-là ?  ?fem. pl. = celles-làCan you get those cups? Can you get those ones?
  4. Ces exercices-ci sont faciles.  .masc. pl. = ceux-ciThese exercises are easy. These ones are easy.
  5. Les enfants peuvent jouer avec cet ordinateur-là.  . masc. sing. = celui-làThe children can play with that computer. The children can play with that one.