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18 January 2018
Use of qui
Eg. Tout ce qu’il fait m’agace. Ithought that qui was not shortened before a vowel and it would be ´Tout ce qui il fait m’agace,
This question relates to:French lesson "Tout ce qui, tout ce que = All, everything that"
You are correct in that "qui" is never shortened to "qu' " before a vowel.
In the sentence you quote, it is actually "que" that got shortened. It can't be "qui" because "qui" is used only for the subject of the subordinate clause. In the case at hand, the subject is "il" and "ce que" is the direct object. Here is an example:
There are some dedicated exercises right here: https://www.einfranzose.de/grammatik-%C3%BCbungen/pronomen/ce-que-oder-ce-qui.html?sp=de&katid=199
Hope that helps,
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
26 January 2018
Bonjour Jilly !
To complete Chris's great answer, here are the links to our dedicated lessons on ce qui versus ce que:
Bonne journée !
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