| 11.5.4 With any other preposition than de
When non-living things are referred with any other preposition than de
only laquelle / lequel / lesquels / lesquelles
can be used.
|L' idee pour
laquelle il s'est battu toute
sa vie s' est revelée être
|The idea for which he has fought all his life turned out to be nonsense.
|La table sur laquelle il s' est assis, s' est effondrée.
|The table on which he has seated himself broke down.
|Il ne pouvait pas
trouver l' église, devant
laquelle ils voulaient se rencontrer.
|He could not find the church in front of which they wanted to meet.
With persons we have already seen that mostly also preposition + qui is also possible, see also chapter 11.2.2