11.2.3 The relative pronoun is direct object of the relative clause: que

Also this case is easy, because here que is always used, independently whether it is a person, an animal or a thing.

  Examples
Le stylo que tu vois sur la table m' appartient.
    The pen that/which you see on the table belongs to me.
  Les stylos que tu vois sur la table m'appartiennent.
    The pens that/which you see on the table belong to me.
  L' homme que tu vois là est l' ami de ma mère.
    The man that/whom you see is the friend of my mother.
  Les hommes que tu vois là sont des amis de ma mère.
    The men that/whom you see are friends of my mother.
  La femme que tu vois là est une amie de ma mère.
    The woman that/whom you see is a friend of my mother.
  Les femmes que tu vois là sont des amies de ma mère.
    The women that/whom you see are friends of my mother.

Unfortunately it is here not so easy to put up an English equvalent. In English the relative pronoun for direct objects can be that, which or whom, depending on the type of subordinate clause and the referred object. Here, it is important to know, what is a direct object. Then this case is very easy.





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