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After quelque chose, rien, que, and quoi, put de before the adjective which follows.
If dont le, etc., refer to the subject of the verb, both dont and le are placed before the subject; but if they refer to its object, dont alone precedes the verb, and le, la, or les is before the objective and after the verb.
The child whose parents are dead.
L'enfant dont les parents sont morts.
The man whose horse you have L'homme dont vous avez acheté
Do gou wish to go anywhere?
What have you seen remarkable?
Voulez-vous aller quelque part?
Qu'avez-vous vu de remarqua-
Nothing; but I have seen a great Rien; mais j'ai vu beaucoup de
These are the Frenchmen of whom Voilà or voici les Français dont je vous ai parlé.
I have spoken to you.
There is the gentleman whose son is Voilà le monsieur dont le fils dead. Here is a girl whose parents you Voici une fille dont vous conknow.
My bed is comfortable; I have two mattresses and a spring-mat
Will you have a pillow?
naissez les parents.
Mon lit est bon or comfortable;
j'ai deux matelas et un som
Voulez-vous un oreiller?
No, thank you, I have a comfort- Non, merci, j'ai un bon tra
I met few people; still I went far. J'ai rencontré peu de monde;
cependant j'ai été loin.
Is this the house of which you have Est-ce là la maison dont vous
spoken to me?
No, it is the next one.
m'avez parlé ?
Avez-vous quelque chose à me dire? Avez-vous bien dormi la nuit derniere or cette nuit? Votre lit est-il comfortable? Avez-vous assez de couvertures? N'avez-vous besoin de rien? après-midi? Connaissez-vous
Etes-vous allé quelque part hier
la dame dont la fille chante si bien? Connaissez-vous beaucoup
de monde à New York? Combien de temps y êtes-vous resté? Que pensez-vous de ce livre? Avez-vous acheté un chandelier? A qui parliez-vous hier matin quand je vous ai rencontré ? Chez qui voulez-vous aller ce soir? Serez-vous chez vous cette après-midi à deux heures?
This bedstead is very nice; is it new? The bedstead, springmattress, and the other mattresses are new, for I bought them three weeks ago. -The blankets are too small. Yes, my mother will buy some others. - Could you tell me whether any body came to my brother's to-day? I have seen nobody. - Were there many people at Mrs. K.'s ball? My sister told me that there was a great number of people, and especially some pretty ladies. There is the lady whose husband died a few days ago. Every body says that he was the most honest man in the town. Has your friend visited all the town? He says he has been every-where. - Have you been anywhere to-day? I have not been anywhere; I remained at home because I had to write. — Did any body sing yesterday evening? Miss P. sang several times. She sings well, then? She does.
Do you understand all that that lady says? She speaks French too badly; very often I do not listen to her. When will you send me your two little girls? I will send them to you on Tuesday next.-May I see them now? They have gone out with a friend. - How old is the elder? She will be ten years old next month.-How many children have you? I have four now. -How long has your father been dead? He has been dead three years. - How old was he? He was not old; he was sixty-three. - Do you send your children to school? No; a professor comes to give them lessons. What day is it to-day? It is Saturday. Could you not go to the museum ? We could meet there between two and three o'clock. - We will go, if it is not too hot. Good-bye.
Conjugation of the auxiliary avoir, in the four forms— affirmative, interrogative, negative, and interrogative and negative. (See synopsis of avoir, p. 137.)
The Infinitive mode is called in French, l'Infinitif.
PRIMITIVE TENSES OF Avoir.
1. Present Infinitive. 2. Present Participle. 3. Past Participle. 4. Present Indicative. 5. Past Definite.
Avoir, to have; ayant, having; eu, (m.), eue, (f.), eus, (m. plur.), eues, (f. plur.) had; j'ai, etc., I have; j'eus, etc., I had.
Compounds: -Avoir eu, to have had; ayant eu, having had.