I know que and a vowel is qu' but does the same rule apply to qui?

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I know que and a vowel is qu' but does the same rule apply to qui?

I know que and a vowel is qu' but does the same rule apply to qui?


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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, qui doesn’t elide or undergo contraction.  Formal elision almost exclusively involves a terminal “e”, although the case of “si” is an obvious exception, and some fixed elisions. Standard elisions are required in speech and in writing. 

Informal “elisions”  (gliding is a term used for this) such t’as for  "tu as" are used frequently in speech, and informal writing only.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/elision/

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/how-to-learn-french/real-life-french/

I know que and a vowel is qu' but does the same rule apply to qui?

I know que and a vowel is qu' but does the same rule apply to qui?


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