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Bill

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18 October 2018

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Construction correct?

Bonjour!

Is the below sentence correct in terms of usage of que/qui vs ce que/ce qui?

Je m’assieds dans une chaise sur le balcon qu'est attaché à mon appartement.  

For some reason the "qu'est" doesn't look right to me but i dont know why.  If any other errors, appreciate the correction on those as well.

Merci d'avance!

This relates to:
Ce qui (vs ce que) = what, which (relative pronouns) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

It should be ... qui est attaché... since the relative pronoun functions as the subject of the relative clause.

Bill

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

Thanks for the reply.  My confusion is that in my sentence, I thought "Je" was the subject and "le balcon" was either an object or something else.  Any insight on that or link reference you have that could help me understand would be appreciated.  Merci!

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

Je is the subject of the main clause and qui is the subject of the subordinate close. 

Je m'assieds dans une chaise sur le balcon. Il est attaché à mon appartement.

The second sentence gets attached to the first one by using a relative pronoun (qui), that stands in for the subject (it). 

Bill

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

Thank you.

Are the below two sentences correct uses of "que" & "ce qui"?

Je m'assieds dans une chaise que j'ai acheté au magasin

Je m’assieds dans une chaise sur le balcon, ce qui je trouve relaxant.

Bill

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

I see that i'm wrong.  To follow the lesson above, it should be the following?

Je m’assieds dans une chaise sur le balcon, ce que je trouve relaxant

Chris

Kwiziq community member

19 October 2018

19/10/18

Absolutely correct. I think you got it. 

Bill

Kwiziq community member

19 October 2018

19/10/18

Merci pour votre aide!

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