Relative Pronouns - Exercises

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Exercises

Complete the sentences with the correct relative pronouns.

  1. Voici l’école je suis allé.[Here’s the school where I went.]|geographical meaning of the relative pronoun →
  2. Est-ce que tu as déjà lu le livre je t’ai offert l’année dernière?[Have you already read the book that I gave you last year?]|function of the relative pronoun = direct object → que
  3. Depuis notre voyage à Paris, nous savons a construit le Sacré Cœur.[Since our trip to Paris, we know who built the Sacré Cœur.]|function of the relative pronoun = subject → qui
  4. Est-ce que vous vous souvenez du film nous avions parlé la semaine dernière?[Do you remember the film that we talked about last week?]|function of the relative pronoun = adverbial construction with dedont
  5. Ils ont parlé du prochain voyage ils feront.[They talked about the next trip that they’re going to take.]|function of the relative pronoun = direct object que|Before a vowel or a mute h, que becomes qu’.

Choose the correct relative pronoun.

  1. Je ne comprends pas tu veux me dire.[I don’t understand what you want to tell me.]|the relative pronoun refers to the entire clause → it begins with ce|function of the relative pronoun = direct object → ce que
  2. La serveuse m’a demandé j’avais besoin.[The waitress asked me what I needed.]|the relative pronoun refers to the entire clause → it begins with ce|function of the relative pronoun = adverbial construction with dece dont
  3. La police lui a demandé s’est passé.[The police asked him what happened.]|the relative pronoun refers to the entire clause → it begins with ce|function of the relative pronoun = subject → ce qui
  4. Est-ce que vous savez déjà vous ferez demain?[Do you already know what you’re doing tomorrow?]|the relative pronoun refers to the entire clause → it begins with ce|function of the relative pronoun = direct object → ce que
  5. Il semble déprimé mais ses parents ne savent pas il a en ce moment.[He seems depressed, but his parents don’t know what’s wrong with him right now.]|the relative pronoun refers to the entire clause → it begins with ce|function of the relative pronoun = direct object → ce que|Before a vowel or a mute h, que becomes qu’.

Complete the sentences with the correct form of lequel or one of its combined forms.

  1. C’est bien le jeu nous pensons.[This is exactly the game we were thinking of.]|masc. sing. = lequel|penser à|à + lequel = auquel
  2. Il ne sait pas des deux brosses à dents il doit choisir.[He doesn’t know which of the two toothbrushes to pick.]|fem. sing. = laquelle
  3. Voici l’homme avec j’ai été mariée pendant 15 ans.[Here is the man, to whom I was married for 15 years.]|masc. sing. = lequel
  4. Elle demande à son amie des deux collants elle préfère.[She asks her friend which of the two pairs of tights she prefers.]|masc. pl. = lequel
  5. Voici le plongeoir j’ai sauté pour la compétition de saut à la piscine.[Here is the diving board that I jumped from during the diving competition at the pool.]|masc. sing. = lequel|sauter de|de + lequel = duquel