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11 December 2018
Any relation to complete/incomplete clauses?
It seems to me that qui/ce qui are used when the following close is incomplete, and that que/ce que are used when the following close is complete. Is that true?
This question relates to:French lesson "Ce qui (vs ce que) = what, which (relative pronouns)"
12 December 2018
Hi Blake, I think you got it!
If the relative pronoun (qui/que) refers to an object or idea which is not meantioned in the sentence, you need ce qui/ce qui. If the target of the relative pronoun is part of the same sentence, qui/que suffices.
J'aime voir des films, qui me plaisent. -- I like to see movies, which I like (which-->movies).J'aime voir des films, ce qui me plaît. -- I like to see movies, (a fact) which I like
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