I'm a little confused between l'autre + les autres vs d'autres + des autres.

Ben

Kwiziq community member

2 May 2018

3 replies

I'm a little confused between l'autre + les autres vs d'autres + des autres.

This question relates to:
French lesson "L'autre, les autres = The other one(s) (indefinite pronouns)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

3 May 2018

3/05/18

Hi Ben,

l'autre is singular whereas les autres is plural.

J'ai deux amis, l'un est vieux et l'autre est jeune. -- I have two friends, one is young the other old.
Certains de mes amis sont vieux, les autres sont jeunes. -- Some of my friends are old, the others are young.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Ben

Kwiziq community member

3 May 2018

3/05/18

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your reply, however I'm not sure when to use l'autre or les autres as opposed to d'autres or des autres as they both seem to mean the other one(s)

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 May 2018

3/05/18

Bonjour Ben ! 

Here is a link to our lesson on d'autres vs des autres : 
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-to-express-others-dautres-versus-des-autres-indefinite-adjectives

Hope that helps clarifying things!
Bonne journée !

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