A relative pronoun

A relative pronoun - C'est moi qui choisis les bons cafés...

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relative pronoun  (“who,” “which,” or “that”) joins a main clause to a dependent clause. This  pronoun introduces the dependent clause that describes someone or something mentioned in the  main clause. The person or thing the pronoun refers to is called the  antecedent . A relative clause  may serve as a subject, a direct object, or an object of a preposition.  Qui  (subject) and  que  (direct object)  Qui  (“who,” “which,” “that”) is the subject of a relative clause (which means that it will be followed by  a verb in the dependent clause).  Qui  may refer to people, things, or places and follows the format  antecedent       subject       + verb C'est   la femme       qui   a gagné . (She's the woman who won.)  The verb of a relative clause introduced by  qui  is conjugated to agree with its antecedent: 
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Unformatted text preview: C'est moi qui choisis les bons cafés . (I am the one who chooses the good cafés.) Que (“whom,” “which,” or “that”) is the direct object of a relative clause (which means that it will be followed by a noun or pronoun). Although frequently omitted in English, the relative pronoun is always expressed in French. Que may refer to people or things and follows the format antecedent + direct object + pronoun : C'est l'homme que j ' adore . (He's the man [that] I love.) Qui and lequel (objects of a preposition) Qui (meaning “whom”) is used as the object of a preposition referring to a person. • Anne est la femme avec qui je travaille . (Anne is the woman with whom I am working.)...
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