The paragraph below contains blank spaces indicating omissions in the text. For some blanks, it is necessary to choose the completion that is most appropriate to the meaning of the passage; for other blanks, you have to choose the one completion that forms a grammatically correct sentence. Be sure to read the entire paragraph completely before answering the questions related to it.
Selon Blank (19) , les Français célèbrent les fêtes de fin d’année en Blank (20) un bon nombre d’huîtres et d’autres Blank (21) de mer. Ils offrent de petits cadeaux à Blank (22) envers qui ils sont Blank (23) . Et ils envoient des Blank (24) de voeux à Blank (25) amis et collègues.
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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (22).
The sentence means “They offer small gifts to those to whom they are grateful.” The preposition à is used after the verb offrir to indicate to whom something is being offered. An object is expected after the preposition à. Choice (A), ceux (those), correctly completes the sentence. Choice (B), lesquels (the ones), is incorrect both because auxquels should be used after the preposition à and because it refers to someone or something previously mentioned. Choices (C), quels (which), and (D), leurs (their), are incorrect because they are adjectives, not pronouns; the sentence contains no noun with which these choices could agree.