Qui or lequel?

RitaC1Kwiziq community member

Qui or lequel?

I understood that, when referring to people, qui should be used after a preposition, excepting only parmi and entre. Has this changed?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Rita,

That’s right. After the prepositions ‘parmi, entre’ the relative pronoun ’lequel’ etc is used. ‘qui’ is used for living things only. 

‘Lequel, laquelle’ etc may be used for people. It is less common, and yet, it is becoming increasingly more common in ‘modern’ French.

C’est le chien qui m’a mordu it is the dog that bit me

C’est le client avec qui je travaille it is the customer for whom I am working

Les candidats parmi lesquels je me trouve = the candidates among whom I am

C’est le client pour lequel je travaille it is the customer for whom I am                                                                                                                                               working

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

Qui or lequel?

I understood that, when referring to people, qui should be used after a preposition, excepting only parmi and entre. Has this changed?

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