The rel. pronoun for "She loves history documentaries..." should be los que. They, plural noun, are what I find boring.

Peggy

Kwiziq community member

27 August 2018

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The rel. pronoun for "She loves history documentaries..." should be los que. They, plural noun, are what I find boring.

This relates to:
Using lo que = what, which, that which, the thing that (relative pronouns) -

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

30 August 2018

30/08/18

¡Hola Peggy!

As the lesson explains, "lo que" is used to refer to an idea previously mentioned, in this case, the idea of finding documentaries boring. If you decide to use "los que", which is absolutely and grammatically possible, the meaning of the sentence changes and it would refer only to "documentaries" and not to the idea of finding documentaries boring.

I hope this helps.

Silvia.

Peggy

Kwiziq community member

30 August 2018

30/08/18

She loves historical documentaries. The fact that she loves them bores you?, or the documentaries themselves?  The phrase “which I find boring” is the phrase that starts with the relative pronoun which, it does not relate to itself! I find your answer nonsensical.

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

31 August 2018

31/08/18

I am sorry that you could not understand my previous answer...Here are both sentences again with their meanings:

1. Le encantan los documentales de historia, LO QUE (yo) encuentro aburrido = I find [the fact] that she loves history documentaries boring.

2. Le encantan los documentales de historia, LOS QUE (yo) encuentro aburridoS (agreement of the adjective is necessary here) = I find history documentaries boring.

I hope that it is clearer now.

Gracias.

Silvia.

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