Grammar regarding the formation of questions

JudithC1Kwiziq community member

Grammar regarding the formation of questions

What do you mean by "question word"?  eg. (question word) + noun +  reflexive pronoun + auxiliary verb + pronoun + past participle,

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Judith,

The question words used in the examples given are 'où' and 'pourquoi', I would add 'comment', because these are cases with reflexive verbs, not all question words apply-

Pourquoi Annie s'est-elle cachée ?  = Why did Annie hide?

Où Bertrand s'est-il trompé de route ?Where did Bertrand take the wrong road?

Pourquoi mon frère et toi se sont-ils disputés ? Why did my brother and you fall out?

Comment mes enfants se sont-ils battus ? How did my children fight?

 

Hope these help!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Judith,

Apart from est-ce que as a phrase, individual words may be:-

Qui, que, quel, quand.

There may be others, but these are what comes to my mind immediately.

Jim

Grammar regarding the formation of questions

What do you mean by "question word"?  eg. (question word) + noun +  reflexive pronoun + auxiliary verb + pronoun + past participle,

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