If you were to say "That's all to talk about" in French, could you say

C'est tout dont parler

Or is this wrong? Can relative pronouns be followed by infinitive verbs?

  • Before the relative pronoun you need an antecedent (noun or pronoun, tout is neither) and the verb parler needs a subject... so it can't be the infinitive... Use "ce dont" as relative pronoun (ce plays the part of the antecedent, summing up what come before) and build a sentence around parler (e.g. .. on peut parler). But ce qui would probably be better here : "... tout ce qu'il y a à dire".
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    Jul 4, 2016 at 14:50

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As Laure said, it would be C'est tout ce dont parler. It's correct but it's a bit formal, we would better say C'est tout ce dont on va/peut/veut/doit/whatever parler.

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    More than formal, it's difficult to understand. It should really be avoided. Jul 5, 2016 at 14:33

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