11.2.1 Relative pronoun is the subject of the subordinate clause: qui

This is the simplest case of them all. Is the relative pronoun the subject of the subordinate clause, always qui is to be used, independently, whether it is a person, an animal or a non-living thing. There is never a preposition, which makes things still easier. And, in opposition to other relative pronouns there is no difference regarding to gender and number of the referred noun.

  Examples
Le stylo qui se trouve sur la table lui appartient.
    The pen that / which is on the table belongs to him.
  Les stylos qui se trouvent sur la table m' appartiennent.
    The pens that / which is on the table belongs to him.
  L' homme qui traverse la rue est un ami de ma mère.
    The man that / who crosses the street is the friend of my mother.
  Les hommes qui traversent la rue sont des amis de ma mère.
    The men that / who cross the street are friends of my mother.
  La femme qui traverse la rue est une amie de ma mère.
    The woman that / who crosses the street is a friend of my mother.
  Les femmes qui traversent la rue sont des amies de ma mère.
    The women that / who crosses the street are friends of my mother.






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