Grammar point 'everyone'

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Grammar point 'everyone'

'J’ai trouvé tout ce qui était disponible sur ce sujet»  I was seduced into thinking tout ce qui could mean everyone, I assume it never does and this would be j'ai trouve tout le monde qui etc
Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Chris,

To supplement the great answers you have already received, here are a few examples: 

J'ai trouvé ce qui était vrai = I found out what was true

J'ai trouvé tout ce qui était vrai = I found out all that/which was true

J'ai trouvé qui a fait cet acte méprisable = I found out who did this despicable act

See link here: ce-qui-what-which-relative-pronouns

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Chris,

Ce qui is introducing the clause "était disponible ....." so it is a relative pronoun meaning "that/which".  So in English "I have found all that/which was available on/about the subject"

This is how I see it  --  hope it helps.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The indicator that you're talking about things and not persons is ce.

Ce qui -- that which, what
qui -- who

Grammar point 'everyone'

'J’ai trouvé tout ce qui était disponible sur ce sujet»  I was seduced into thinking tout ce qui could mean everyone, I assume it never does and this would be j'ai trouve tout le monde qui etc

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