Object/Subject use of QUE

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Object/Subject use of QUE

I recently saw the expression "Tant bien que mal"

In the context of usage of Que/Qui, what decides the use of 'que' here rather than 'qui' ?

Thank you

Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Paul, 

this is a fixed expression and they are often/usually better just accepted as is, rather than trying to break them down. 

However in this case, ‘que’ is a conjunction, not a relative pronoun. 

 Attached, with the 3rd link being on conjunctions from Kwiziq

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/tant%20bien%20que%20mal

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/que

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/qui

 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/conjunction-types/subordinating-conjunction

Object/Subject use of QUE

I recently saw the expression "Tant bien que mal"

In the context of usage of Que/Qui, what decides the use of 'que' here rather than 'qui' ?

Thank you

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