French Relative Prounouns
August 10, 2013 8:26 PM Subscribe
I have used every google resource available and I still cannot understand French relative pronouns.
posted by sawyerrrr to writing & language (7 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I am grammar illiterate, and it's not a matter of effort either, I have struggled with learning English grammar my entire life. While I can guess at certain things such as the Subject and the D.O. of a sentence....when things get even slightly complex or tricky I just fall apart and admit that I've been making guesses...
I can still make instinctual guesses at qui/que at about an 80-90% rate, but when I'm tested on all of the relative pronouns, i.e. qui/que/ce qui/dont/ce dont/THEquels/où/etc and prepositions join the mix, I fall to about a 10% guess rate.
I have been trying for three weeks to learn the grammar behind it and learn these words and their proper usage, and I have expended every resource on Google one can find.
I come to you a defeated man. With all this work I have only a very loose understanding of when and how to use qui and que (to a lesser extent Où and the Quels), and an even looser idea of when to use each as it is intended.
Any help is greatly appreciated...