I was wondering how you would put combien into a question with inversion; and I couldn't find any lessons adressing this specifically. This occurred to me while thinking about the question "How many words in the dictionary?" Would it be:
Combien de mots la dictionnaire a-t-elle?
Combien la dictionnaire a-t-elle de mots?
La dictionnaire a-t-elle combien de mots?
Or would it be something different?
Anyway, I just need to ease my curiosity.
With this specific question, it would be:
Combien as-tu dépensé ? = How much did you spend?
Combien sont-ils ? = How many are they?
Take a look at the link ("more complex questions using question words"):
Inverted questions in the present tense (Le Présent) in French - regular forms (except il/elle/on forms)
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Have a look at this link from some years ago -- I hope that it helps.
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