Que vs Qui

RobertC1Kwiziq community member

Que vs Qui

I thought I understood when to use que vs qui until I encountered this  question in B2:La femme________ je travaille est très sympa. (The woman for whom I work is very nice.)'pour qui' or 'pour que'
It seemed to me the subj.present verb 'travaille' had the ''subject je so the qui/que was providing the object,  hence I chose que, but apparently the answer is qui. See also tips in the above lesson, since it is followed by je shouldn't it be que?
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SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

"Qui" can work as an object when it is preceded by a preposition like "pour" or "à".  In English, it would mean "whom" although everyone says "who" which has become accepted.  Example:  "C'est la femme à qui je parlais."  "That's the woman to whom I was speaking."

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I have found that if you can use 'that' in the sentence you need que, and if you can't use 'qui'

Que vs Qui

I thought I understood when to use que vs qui until I encountered this  question in B2:La femme________ je travaille est très sympa. (The woman for whom I work is very nice.)'pour qui' or 'pour que'
It seemed to me the subj.present verb 'travaille' had the ''subject je so the qui/que was providing the object,  hence I chose que, but apparently the answer is qui. See also tips in the above lesson, since it is followed by je shouldn't it be que?

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