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Why is it "Tout ce qui vous fait peur est bête" and not "ce que"?

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Why is it "Tout ce qui vous fait peur est bête" and not "ce que"?

I thought subject pronouns ("vous" in this case) would make it "ce que"?

The rule I've been using before was if it's a verb/reflexive then it's ce qui and if it's a noun/pronoun then it's ce que, yet here we see "ce qui" followed by "vous". Super confused, sorry if this is obvious

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In the sentence, vous is not the subject pronoun but the indirect object because the phrase is faire peur à qqn.

Tout ce qui vous fait peur ...-- Everything that frightens you...
Tout ce que vous faites, fait peur. -- Everything that you do, is frightening.

Why is it "Tout ce qui vous fait peur est bête" and not "ce que"?

I thought subject pronouns ("vous" in this case) would make it "ce que"?

The rule I've been using before was if it's a verb/reflexive then it's ce qui and if it's a noun/pronoun then it's ce que, yet here we see "ce qui" followed by "vous". Super confused, sorry if this is obvious

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