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Brian E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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Hi, could you say a few words about “qui que ce soit”. Is this a special construction of some kind?

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Qui que ce soit -- Whoever it may be.

This kind of construction occurs in other, similar, constructs as well:

Quoi que ce soit -- whatever it may be.
Où que se soit -- wherever it may be.

But it doesn't work for quand. Here you'd say something like:

quel que ce soit le moment -- whatever the moment may be = whenever it may be.

Joe D.B2Kwiziq community member

Ce n'est pas "Où que SE soit", ça doit être "où que CE soit", n'est-ce pas?

Joe D.B2Kwiziq community member

De plus, moi, je n'ai jamais entendu quelqu'un dire "quel que CE soit le moment". A mon avis il faut dire "quel que soit le moment" Pas besoin de rajouter le "CE" ici.

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Hi, could you say a few words about “qui que ce soit”. Is this a special construction of some kind?

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