Demonstrative pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns - Demonstrativepronouns

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Demonstrative pronouns Demonstrative pronouns agree with the nouns to which they refer. They express “this/that/the one” in  the singular and “these/those/the ones” in the plural, as shown in Table 12  :  TABLE 12 Demonstrative Pronouns Masculine Feminine Singular celui celle Plural ceux celles Demonstrative pronouns cannot stand alone and are generally followed by the tags  -ci  (this/the  latter) or  -là  (that/the former); by  de  or  où;  or by the relative pronouns  qui, que,  or  dont  (which may  be the object of a preposition):  Donnez-moi ces fruits-ci and ces légumes-là.  (Give me these fruits and those  vegetables.)  Jean et Paul sont frères. Celui-ci est docteur et celui-là est dentiste.  (John and Paul  are brothers. The latter is a doctor and the former is a dentist.)  Ma voiture est sportive. Celle de mon ami est plus sportive.  (My car is sporty. My 
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