Use of 'auquel' / 'à qui' instead of 'que'

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Stewart

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13 May 2018

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Use of 'auquel' / 'à qui' instead of 'que'

In the lesson ‘Que = Whom, which, that (relative pronouns)’ an example sentence is given as:

‘La femme que je dessine’

An example sentence from this lesson is: ‘Le chat, auquel tu as fait peur’ OR ‘Le chat, à qui tu as fait peur’ 

I’m struggling to understand why is Le chat, que tu as fait peur’ is not used?

Thanks

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Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

14 May 2018

14/05/18

Hi Stewart,

The sentence  'Le chat que tu as fait peur' is incorrect because the 'à' is missing in it.

The expression is 'faire peur à  quelqu'un' so the only pronouns you can use are 'auquel'  or 'à qui' .

In the case of 'La femme que je dessine' , the verb is 'dessiner quelque chose/ quelqu'un, so the object is direct only requiring 'que'.

Hope this helps!

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