French Grammar

Word order

Interrogative sentence

The most convenient way to ask a question is to use the phrase "est-ce que" :

Est-ce qu'elle parle ? Is she speaking?

Occasionally, inversion is also used. The pronominal subject then comes after the verb, connected to it by a dash. It is possible to use a connecting -t- in the 3rd person singular:

Est-ce que tu parles ?

Parles-tu?

Est-ce qu'elle parle?

Parle-t-elle?

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