3 May 2000 Relative Adjectives, in L'Huillier, Advanced French Grammar

presentation of L'Huillier's work, by Corry Shores

[Subsection headings are my own]

Monique L'Huillier

Advanced French Grammar

1. Framework

1.1 Parts of Speech

1.1.4 Determiners Relative Adjectives

To form a relative adjective, we begin with a definite article, le, la, les, and affix it to quel.

We use them as relative determiners, especially in literary and administrative applications. When we use a relative adjective before a noun, the resulting phrase is equivalent to a relative pronoun.

Je lui ai envoyé un dossier, lequel dossier ne lui est jamais parvenu.
(= Je lui ai envoyé un dossier, qui ne lui est jamais parvenu.)

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L'Huillier, Monique. Advanced French Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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