In the sentence 'Paul et Hélène sont mes amis.'
The question for this would be-
1.Qui est tes amis?
2.Qui sont tes amis?
Pls guide which one of the following is correct and what is the rule behind it ?
The correct question would be :
Qui sont tes amis?
the verb 'être' (to be) having to agree with 'amis' (friends) which is plural ...
Hope this helps!
Just as in English, it would be -
Qui sont tes amis? ---> Paul et Hélène sont mes amis
Who are your friends? Paul and Hélène are my friends
Qui va à l'école tous les jours? ----> John et Pauline vont à l'école tous les jours
Who goes to school every day? ----> John and Pauline go to school every day
Bonjour Madame Cécile !
I would like to post a follow-up as I am facing a confusion-
A sentence is provided- John et Pauline vont à l’école tous les jours.
To form a question would we write-
Qui vont/va à l’école tous les jours ?
Does “qui” always require a verb in third person singular ?
This was mentioned in the answer to the following question -
If so, then the answer to my original question should be-
Qui es ton ami ?
Merci encore pour votre aide continuel.
Bonne journée !
Merci encore Madame !
Just to clarify my learning ->
If a teacher wants to say- Who is talking while I am teaching ?
Then, “qui” will be followed by a third person singular verb -> Qui bavarde pendant que j’enseigne ?
And, if my mother asks- Who are coming to attend your birthday party ?
Here also , “qui” requires a third person singular form as qui is the subject of the verb -> Qui vient assister à ta fête d’anniversaire ?
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