Personal Pronouns – Free Exercise

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Exercise A1

Choose the correct weak-form personal pronoun.

  1. joue de la guitare dans un groupe.[I play guitar in a band.]|The ending e is used for the pronoun je.
  2. Est-ce que parles français?[Do you speak French?]|The ending es is used for the pronoun tu.
  3. est souvent en retard.[He is often late.]|Est can only be 3rd person singular.
  4. Pendant les vacances allons visiter Toulouse.[During the holidays, we’re going to Toulouse.]|The ending ons is used for the pronoun nous.
  5. ont un beau chien.[They have a handsome dog.]|Ont can only be the plural form.

Choose the correct personal pronoun.

  1. C’est qui ai cassé le verre.[I’m the one who broke the glass.]|Emphasis → strong-form personal pronoun
  2. J’aime beaucoup ce film. Et ?[I like this film a lot. How about you?]|The pronoun stands alone. → strong-form personal pronoun
  3. organise une fête samedi soir.[He’s organising a party Saturday evening.]|The pronoun comes directly before the verb. → weak-form personal pronoun
  4. seuls sont venus.[They alone came.]|The pronoun is separated from the verb by the word seul. → strong-form personal pronoun
  5. Est-ce qu’ aiment faire du vélo?[Do they like to go cycling?]|The pronoun comes directly before the verb. → weak-form personal pronoun

Rewrite the sentences, replacing the underlined part of the sentence with an object pronoun.

  1. Est-ce que je peux emprunter un CD à tes parents?
     ?[Can I borrow a CD from your parents? Can I borrow a CD from them?]|indirect object-pronoun, 3rd person plural = leur
  2. Nous avons vu ce film.
     .[We saw this film. We saw it.]|direct object-pronoun, 3rd person singular = le|When le comes before a vowel or a silent h, we write l’.
  3. Est-ce que tu aimes les pommes?
     ?[Do you like apples? Do you like them?]|direct object-pronoun, 3rd person plural = les
  4. Vous donnerez ce livre à Sarah.
     .[You will give Sarah this book. You will give her this book.]|indirect object-pronoun, 3rd person singular = lui
  5. Nous sommes allés au cinéma avec Julien et Stéphanie.
     [We went to the cinema with Julien and Stéphanie. We went to the cinema with them.]|preposition → strong-form object-pronoun|3rd person plural = eux