Construction of the sentence in the example

RonC1Kwiziq community member

Construction of the sentence in the example

Je ne comprends pas le temps que ca lui prend de se preparer ! Is an example given to illustrate when l'indicatif is used and not le subjonctif. That I understand but I find the the sentence interesting and would like to ask :  1. Could  que ca lui  be replaced by qu'elle prend ?  and  2. Could que ca be replaced by celui que ?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ron,

Question 1:

Je ne comprends pas le temps que ça lui prend de se préparer 

Je ne comprends pas le temps qu'elle prend pour se préparer.

 

Question 2:

you couldn’t have ‘celui que’ replacing exactly ‘que ça’ here. It would simply not work at all.

‘Celui que’ means ‘the one that / whom / which’. It introduces a relative clause in which ‘celui que’ is used as an object.

 

Dialogue 1 :

Céline: “je prends le train le matin. Et toi?”I take the train in the morning. What                                                                                           about you?

Ron: “Celui que je prends le matin est toujours en retard” the one (that) I take in                                                                                                                   the morning is always late

 

Dialogue 2:

Céline: “voici mon professeur de sport!”Here is my PE teacher!

Ron: “Celui que tu n’aimes pas?”The one (whom) you don't like?

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

Construction of the sentence in the example

Je ne comprends pas le temps que ca lui prend de se preparer ! Is an example given to illustrate when l'indicatif is used and not le subjonctif. That I understand but I find the the sentence interesting and would like to ask :  1. Could  que ca lui  be replaced by qu'elle prend ?  and  2. Could que ca be replaced by celui que ?

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