how many types of questions are used with names when there are ou,quand at the begining of the question?

HasanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

how many types of questions are used with names when there are ou,quand at the begining of the question?

how many types of questions are used with names when there are ou,quand at the begining of the question?

quand est-ce que pierre  est allè au cinema?
quand pierre est-il allè au cinema?
quand est pierre allè au cinema ( I know this one  isn't used when there aren't any of quand and ou at the beginning of the sentence)

are the  all of them  correct?

ı wish your helps  merci beaucoup

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hasan,

As you rightly say your first two sentences are correct apart from a couple of accents mistakes ( allé - cinéma) but the third one is not .

The only other way you could say the same thing using a statement and inflection of the voice at the end would be -

Pierre est allé au cinéma quand ? 

but it is very informal and only used in everyday speech.

Hope this helps!

 

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

However, I think the third form would have been acceptable if it had been in the present tense.

Quand va Pierre au cinéma?

I think it's the use of a compound tense that makes it unacceptable.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Alan, 

Having double-checked in France -

Quand va Pierre au cinéma? 

is incorrect.

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I think I understand now. The problem must be the "au cinéma" after the verb. But it should be possible to ask "Quand va Pierre?", and maybe even "Quand est allé Pierre?".

You can also say "Quand part le train pour Paris?" - but perhaps that's because it's understood as a single thing: "the Paris train".

There's a very full discussion here: https://books.openedition.org/pum/10265?lang=en

It seems that my previous suggestion was not acceptable (paragraph 52) "pour des raisons mal comprises".

how many types of questions are used with names when there are ou,quand at the begining of the question?

how many types of questions are used with names when there are ou,quand at the begining of the question?

quand est-ce que pierre  est allè au cinema?
quand pierre est-il allè au cinema?
quand est pierre allè au cinema ( I know this one  isn't used when there aren't any of quand and ou at the beginning of the sentence)

are the  all of them  correct?

ı wish your helps  merci beaucoup

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