So just for clarification, "Quel garçon à jeté cette balle?" and "Qui à jeté cette balle?"

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Gio

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28 January 2018

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So just for clarification, "Quel garçon à jeté cette balle?" and "Qui à jeté cette balle?"

both are valid correct? It's just that "quel" requires the noun, and qui doesn't.

This relates to:
Questions: Quel, quels, quelle, quelles = Which / what ? -

Chris

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29 January 2018

29/01/18

Yes, Gio, that's correct. "Quel" would be translated as "which" and, just as in English, requires a noun to follow. "Qui" is "who" which can stand without a noun.

Quel garçon a jeté cette balle. -- Which boy threw this ball?
Qui a jeté cette balle. -- Who threw this ball?

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Nataly

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21 March 2018

21/03/18

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