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Qu'est-ce que/ Qui est-ce qui/ Qui est-ce que

 
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am2962



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Qu'est-ce que/ Qui est-ce qui/ Qui est-ce que Reply with quote

Hello

I am having difficulty in understanding how I use these phrases. I am told that to use them you need to identify the subject/object direct. Would someone be able to explain this to me?

Many thanks : Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Qu'est-ce que refers to a thing
Qui est-ce qui refers to a person

Qu'est-ce que tu as dit? What did you say?

Qui est-ce qui a acheté ce DVD? Who bought this DVD?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Julien

Thanks for your reply. I understood that qui referred to 'who' and que referred to 'what', my problem was how one arrived at the subject/direct object endings when using an interrogative form. After a lot of thought I think I have now grasped this.

Many thanks.

Angela
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