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'à qui' or 'qui'

Katie K.A2Kwiziq community member

'à qui' or 'qui'

'Mon frère qui habite en France.' I would assume it's wrong to use 'à qui' or 'auquel' in this context, but I don't know why? When is it most suitable to use 'qui'?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Katie,

You are absolutely right. You cannot use "auquel" or "à qui" here as they mean "to whom / what, which" whilst "qui" means "who"

Have a look at the examples below:

Mon frère à qui habite en France = My brother to whom lives in France

Mon frère qui habite en France = My brother who lives in France

Mon frère qui je pense = My brother who I think

Mon frère à qui / auquel je pense = My brother whom I am thinking about

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

'à qui' or 'qui'

'Mon frère qui habite en France.' I would assume it's wrong to use 'à qui' or 'auquel' in this context, but I don't know why? When is it most suitable to use 'qui'?

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