11.9.2 ... second pattern

If the referred object / subject is possibly not existent, the second pattern - which, as we will see, is not really a pattern - comes to work.

Examples
  Qui que ce soit qui t' ait dit ça, il a menti.
    Whoever may be the one who has said this song .
  Qui que ce soit que tu aies vu, ce n' était pas lui.
    Whoever may be the one whom you have seen, it was not him.
  Peu importe avec qui tu es parti, il n' était pas sympa.
    No matter with whom you have gone out, he was not nice.
  Peu importe de quoi il parle, il est toujours ennuyeux.
    No matter what he is talking about, he is always boring.
  Peu importe à qui tu as donné l' argent, tu l' as perdu.
    No matter to whom you have given the money, you have lost it.

Qui / quoi que se soit qui / que is always possible. The other examples are just according to the table.





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