Why are some things included in French sentences?
'permettre aux enfants de manger ce qu'ils veulent'
'allow children to eat what they want'
When looking at the above sentence, I am wondering why 'ce'? is included? could anyone explain please?
Thanks a lot :)
"ce qu'" here stands for "what" and is used before objects (Direct objects, usually) in a sentence.
Je fais ce que je veux. I do what I want.
que on its own without "ce" in most cases will mean "that".
C'est le café que j'aime. It is the coffee that I love.
Que on its own will mean "what" when it's at the start of a question Que veux-tu? What do you want?
I hope this was at least somewhat useful.