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A1 beginner focus test

Alan M.C1Kwiziq community member

A1 beginner focus test

In ‘ Quand ouvre-t-on les cadeaux? ‘ When do we open the presents?

where does the ‘t’ come from?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Alan,

As Jim and Chris both replied, it is used to make the sentence easier to pronounce. 

See link below: forming-questions-by-inverting-in-the-present-tense-il-elle-on-forms

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Alan,

It's there to allow easier "verbal flow" between the two vowels e - o.

Jim

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The -t- is there for phonetic reasons only. No grammatical content.

Mark P.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Try saying ouvre-on and the ouvre-t-on.. it is a way of separating the two vowels.. in English we would use a glottal stop... The French just pronounce it.

A1 beginner focus test

In ‘ Quand ouvre-t-on les cadeaux? ‘ When do we open the presents?

where does the ‘t’ come from?

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