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Disjunctive pronouns in French


I read an explanation of disjuntive pronouns and it is my understanding that they are moi, toi, (soi) lui, elle, nous, vous, eux or elles.

Is it correct that they are used after avec, pour, sans, chez?

Are they used after other prepositions? For example à ?

As a native English speaker I'm struggling to understand when to use leur versus eux/elles specifically. The other disjunctives are ok for me.


January 23, 2018

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Salut !

moi, toi, (soi) lui, elle, nous, vous, eux or elles are object in the phrase.

mon, ton, son, ses, leur, or leurs are used as possessive marks.


Ce chat est à moi : This cat is mine.

C'est mon chat: This is my cat.

Ce chien est à eux: This dog is theirs.

C'est leur chien: This is their dog.

moi, toi, (soi) lui, elle, nous, vous, eux is used after avec, pour, sans, and chez.


Je vais avec toi: I'm going with you

Elle va chez lui: She's going to his place

Nous faisons ça pour eux: We're doing that for them.

Ils font ça sans moi: They're doing it without me.

Hope it helped!

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