relativepronounsreview

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The past few lessons have covered the subject of "relative pronouns." The most common relative pronoun is "que". It can be used to refer to both persons and things, in either the subject or the object position. "Que" is the Spanish equivalent of the English words who, whom, which, and that. El hombre que es pobre . .. (person, subject) The man who is poor . .. Los libros que son extensos . .. (thing, subject) The books which are long . .. La señorita que conocí . .. (person, object) The young lady whom I met . .. La carta que leiste . .. (thing, object) The letter that you read . .. The relative pronoun "quien" is used only to refer to people, and has a plural form "quienes". (There is no masculine/feminine distinction.) Mi tío, quien es profesor, viene a visitarme hoy día. My uncle, who is a professor, is coming to visit me today. When the relative pronoun refers to a person and is in the direct object position, either "que" or "a quien" may be used. Each is correct. Notice that the "personal a" is used with "quien" but in not use with "que". La señorita que
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