duquel

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of de (of/from) and lequel (which)

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Pronoun[edit]

duquel m, de laquelle f, desquels m pl, desquelles f pl (relative)

  1. Of which, of whom, from which, from whom.
    Voilà l'homme à côté duquel Marc s'asseyait.
    There is the man next to whom Marc was sitting.

Usage notes[edit]

There is often some confusion between the usage of duquel and the usage of dont. Both can be translated as of which, of whom, from which, from whom. As a rule of thumb, if a prepositional phrase ends with de (e.g. à côté de, près de, en faveur de) then duquel should be used. If not, use dont.

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