re: "fill in the gaps" using relative pronouns (recent kwizik exercise)

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Cheryl

Kwiziq community member

4 April 2018

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re: "fill in the gaps" using relative pronouns (recent kwizik exercise)

This exercise begins with: Je fais un métier  -- que -- j'adore : je suis docteur .
Yes, I can understand that que in this sentence refers to the noun "un métier", and the fact that it's a noun, means you use que & not ce que. The explanation I read on kwizik's lesson about these relative pronouns, said that you'd only use ce que if you were referring back to a "whole idea", a clause with a verb. Well, there is a verb in the first part of this sentence: fais.
The doctor could be referring to the whole
idea that he does a job (there's a verb), & this is what he adores (?)
So then, wouldn't you say: je fais un métier ce que j'adore.
He adores the fact that he does a job.
- I'm still not clear about whether to use "que' or "ce que". The verb "fais" makes me think of using ce que, and not just que."

Cheryl

Chris

Kwiziq community member

5 April 2018

5/04/18

Hi Cheryl,

I think you got the idea. Yes, both options are possible and they have different meanings, just as you point out:

Je fais un métier que j'aime: je suis docteur. -- I have a job which I love: I am doctor. 

Je fais un métier, ce que j'aime. -- I have a job, which I love (i.e., I love having a job in general)

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

Cheryl

Kwiziq community member

5 April 2018

5/04/18

Thanks Chris.

That makes sense now!

Cheers,

Cheryl

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

2 May 2018

2/05/18

Hi both,

"Je fais un métier que j'aime , je suis docteur."(I have a job (that/which ) I love , I am a doctor) is the only possibility. 

"Ce que j'aime dans mon métier c'est la diversité ..."(What I love in my job is the variety)

Hope this helps!

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