which is the subject, which the object?

SaraB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

which is the subject, which the object?

Hi, in a reversed expression such as

Qu'est-ce qui te plaît chez Anna ?

which is the subject and which is the object? 

I’m guessing that the subject is that aspect of Anna’s personality which causes ‘you’ to like her. Therefore, since ‘you’ receive pleasure from that part of her personality, ‘you’ are the object. 

Is that correct?

Thanks in advance!

Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The literal translation is: What is it that is pleasant to you at Anna?

In the subordinate clause, the subject is qu'est-ce qui (what) and the indirect object is te (to you).

SaraB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks so much for your help Chris! Much appreciated. 

which is the subject, which the object?

Hi, in a reversed expression such as

Qu'est-ce qui te plaît chez Anna ?

which is the subject and which is the object? 

I’m guessing that the subject is that aspect of Anna’s personality which causes ‘you’ to like her. Therefore, since ‘you’ receive pleasure from that part of her personality, ‘you’ are the object. 

Is that correct?

Thanks in advance!

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