Construction correct?

BillC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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!

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
It should be ... qui est attaché... since the relative pronoun functions as the subject of the relative clause.
BillC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
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!
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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). 

BillC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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.

BillC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Absolutely correct. I think you got it. 
BillC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci pour votre aide!

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!

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