or one of its variations replaces an indirect object
referring to a thing* after a preposition
,** including prepositions which are required after a given verb or expression.
Le livre dans lequel j'ai écrit mon nom...
The book in which
I wrote my name...
Les idées auxquelles j'ai pensé...
The ideas that
I thought about
La ville à laquelle je songe...
The town about which
Le cinéma près duquel*** nous avons mangé...
The theater near which
we ate..., The theater (that
) we ate near...
*If the object of the preposition is a person, you need qui
- see dont
***How do you know whether to use dont
? You need dont
when the preposition is de
by itself. You need duquel
is part of a prepositional phrase, such as près de
, à côté de
, en face de
Lesson on lequel
Relative pronouns quiz