inversion in first person in quiz answer

HalA2Kwiziq community member

inversion in first person in quiz answer

While I understand that the phrase: “Où mets-je mes chaussures d'habitude ?” is technically correct for the exersise,   I am having a hard time mentally processing when I would ever use first-person inversion.  To me, it sounds incredibly snooty and stuck up and something I would never want to suggest that I am. 

Is there a situation I would be inclined to use the first person inversion for asking a question, and why?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hal, 

Indeed you are correct as some first-person subject and verb inversions can sound very pompous in French.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson dealing with this very matter and highlighting some you may encounter -

Forming inverted questions in Le Présent, special cases: puis-je, ai-je, suis-je

Bonne Continuation!

 

inversion in first person in quiz answer

While I understand that the phrase: “Où mets-je mes chaussures d'habitude ?” is technically correct for the exersise,   I am having a hard time mentally processing when I would ever use first-person inversion.  To me, it sounds incredibly snooty and stuck up and something I would never want to suggest that I am. 

Is there a situation I would be inclined to use the first person inversion for asking a question, and why?

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