The use of que.

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What is the actual correct use of que? I understand it means "what", however, i have seen it used in mid sentence, such as "Voy de compras a la tienda que está en la esquina". Does the use of "que" act as a conjunction'

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updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by Polyglot1day

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OK, I agree. I was just pointing out that thing of "que" as "what" might lead to confusion.

lazarus1907 said:

Natasha said:

que without an accent is closer to "that" than to "what." Literally: I am going shopping to the store THAT is on the corner.

Well, he asked whether it is a conjunction, and here it is not. It is a pronoun, and it is the subject of the subordinate clause. Conjunctions cannot be subjects.

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updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by Natasha
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Natasha said:

que without an accent is closer to "that" than to "what." Literally:

I am going shopping to the store THAT is on the corner.

Well, he asked whether it is a conjunction, and here it is not. It is a pronoun, and it is the subject of the subordinate clause. Conjunctions cannot be subjects.

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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que without an accent is closer to "that" than to "what." Literally:

I am going shopping to the store THAT is on the corner.

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by Natasha
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La tienda está en la esquina --> que está en la esquina = de la esquina

Voy de compras a la tienda de la esquina.
Voy de compras a la tienda que está en la esquina.

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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que has many meanings depending on the context:

In this case: que is a relative pronoun.

La tienda

updated ENE 28, 2009
posted by 00494d19