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

PeggyB2Kwiziq community member

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

Asked 1 year ago
SilviaKwiziq team member

¡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.

PeggyB2Kwiziq community member
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.
SilviaKwiziq team member

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.

JuliaC1Kwiziq community member

It’s a confusing example. Kind of a weird sentence. The idea that someone loves historic documentaries wouldn’t be boring but maybe surprising or strange. The documentaries themselves are what the speaker most likely finds boring. The idea that her friend loves them would strike her as odd or unusual I would think. 

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

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