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Help plz. One sentence with "dont" causes great frustrations

SA1Kwiziq community member

Help plz. One sentence with "dont" causes great frustrations

Hi

While studying with a french article online, I found this sentence driving me crazy for 3 days....... I would greatly greatly appreciate for any help...


 Im wondering how "dont" works in the sentence.. Does it mean "including"? Or is it "de + qui/que"??

The word "certains" comes right after the "dont" causes more frustration to me.... Cuz i cannot figure out the reason for that....

Im also wondering why the adverb "impossible" is there without the verb "être"... Does French omit "qui est" like English "which is"?

 


Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi S, 

Just to add to Chris' answer, the following Kwiziq lesson deals with this usage of 'dont' -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-dont-to-mean-including-of-which

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I couldn't find the sentence you're referring to. It would be quite helpful if you could post it.

SA1Kwiziq community member

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your reply. I did not realise the sentence is missing from my original posting. This is the sentence.......

"Les légumes contiennent des minéraux, dont certains impossibles à trouver ailleurs."

And i found another similar sentence from a dictionary, trying to find out an answer for my question..

" Elle apportera de nombreux avantages, dont certains immédiats "

Even for this second sentence, i still dont understand the "dont certains" part and why the adverb "immediats" comes after the word "certains" without "être"....

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Les légumes contiennent des minéraux, dont certains impossibles à trouver ailleurs. -- Vegetables contain minerals, of which some are impossible to find elsewhere.

Elle apportera de nombreux avantages, dont certains immédiats. -- It will bring many benefits, including some immediate ones.

You can think of dont as referring to a subset of a previously mentioned group.

SA1Kwiziq community member

Thank you Chris and Cécile for your reply and explanation!!!

Help plz. One sentence with "dont" causes great frustrations

Hi

While studying with a french article online, I found this sentence driving me crazy for 3 days....... I would greatly greatly appreciate for any help...


 Im wondering how "dont" works in the sentence.. Does it mean "including"? Or is it "de + qui/que"??

The word "certains" comes right after the "dont" causes more frustration to me.... Cuz i cannot figure out the reason for that....

Im also wondering why the adverb "impossible" is there without the verb "être"... Does French omit "qui est" like English "which is"?

 


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