''Qu'aiment-ils?''

ChrisB2Kwiziq community member

''Qu'aiment-ils?''

I understand why this is a contraction of "Que aiment" and therefore means What do they like, but why can't it also be a contraction of "Qui aiment" and therefore Who do they love?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Chris !

The answer is simple: you cannot never contract qui into qu', as it ends in 'i' and not 'e'.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Ly fenC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Bonjour, sometimes they write " si l'on ferait cela?" why there's the letter "L" between the si et on? thanks in advance.
HemaKumariA2Kwiziq community member
I thinks it's because the 'le' (equivalent of 'it') is contracted to l' in front of a vowel so the sentence without the contractions would be: si le on ferait cela?

''Qu'aiment-ils?''

I understand why this is a contraction of "Que aiment" and therefore means What do they like, but why can't it also be a contraction of "Qui aiment" and therefore Who do they love?

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