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Celui de

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(ce n’est pas mon vélo, c’est) celui de (Jean) : (that’s not my bike, it’s Jean)’s

We use celui de and celle de to avoid repeating the same noun twice.

(ce n’est pas ma faute, c’est) celle de (mon frère) : (it’s not my fault, it’s my brother)’s


(- De quel rôle parlez-vous ?) - Celui de (secrétaire) : (-Which role are you talking about?) -That of (secretary), the (role) of (secretary).

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