I wonder if que or qui should be used in the sentence

C'est celui <..> vous...

Because I found it more fit if I use qui, which means who

It's the one <who> you...

In this case, he says

C'est celui que vous préférez utiliser

Which means

It's the one who you prefer to use

So in this case que = who ?


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    No, que = whom in that sentence. If you speak English with perfect 19th century grammar; it really should be the one whom you prefer to use. It's just that whom has fallen out of use in English over the last 100 years or so. (So the people who explain que by saying que = whom are confusing people who speak 21st century English.) May 9, 2021 at 1:14

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  • C'est celui que vous avez vu partir. → That’s the one you saw leave. (object)

  • C'est celui qui est parti. → That’s the one who left. (subject)

  • So qui is followed by a verb and in this case, it's parti? And que is followed by a noun, and in this case it's vous?
    – euraad
    May 8, 2021 at 16:25

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