Interrogative Clauses
 
 
Simple interrogatives (questions which can be answered by yes or no) can be formed in a number of ways:

A. By intonation:

B. By adding n'est-ce pas? to the sentence: C. By using est-ce que at the beginning of the sentence: D. By inverting the subject pronoun and verb: Notes:

Nouns are not inverted. When a full noun is used as a subject, a subject pronoun must be added to the inversion:

In compound tenses only the auxiliary is inverted: When the verb ends in a vowel, -t- is added for phonetic reasons: In inversion other pronouns (such as reflexive or direct object pronouns) remain unchanged: See also: Interrogative adverbs, Interrogative pronouns.

 


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