devant qui

NickB2Kwiziq community member

devant qui

Hello,

Would the correct way to say "La boulangerie devant qui j'attends est fermée" be "La boulangerie devant où j'attends est fermée"?

Is there an example where you could use 'devant qui' if used with a 'living thing'? For example, would it be correct to say "Le monsieur devant qui je me tiens tousse"?

Nick

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
La boulangerie devant laquelle j'attends est fermée 

You could say 

La boulangerie j'attends est fermée

 

Le monsieur devant qui je me tiens tousse 

is correct

Bonne Continuation, Nick !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Nick,

You wrote  "Le monsieur devant qui je me tiens tousse"

I don't see any fault with your above proposal. I think it is entirely valid grammatically.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Actually, the version with + qui only applies to living things and not objects. Since la boulangerie is inanimate, devant qui would be wrong in this case.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Chris is right --  I was in too much of a rush earlier.

Jim

devant qui

Hello,

Would the correct way to say "La boulangerie devant qui j'attends est fermée" be "La boulangerie devant où j'attends est fermée"?

Is there an example where you could use 'devant qui' if used with a 'living thing'? For example, would it be correct to say "Le monsieur devant qui je me tiens tousse"?

Nick

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