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Kwiziq community member
14 May 2018
Agreement with Qui as a relative pronoun
In the sentence, "C'est moi qui parle au prof '', does the verb agree with qui (usually 3rd person singular) or with what ''qui '' represents? Ex: Ce sont nous qui parle au prof .... ou .... Ce sont nous qui parlent au prof .... ?
This question relates to:French lesson "Qui = Who, which, that (relative pronouns)"
15 May 2018
yes, the relative pronoun always replaces the noun it relates to. Hence, if "qui" refers to a plural noun, the verb in the subordinate clause needs to be in plural as well.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
16 May 2018
As Chris says the verb will agree with the preceeding noun. e.g.
C'est vous qui êtes sur la liste des candidats?
C'est nous qui parlons ...
C'est moi qui suis malade...
Hope this helps!
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