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Possible mistake with C'est ainsi que...

John B.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Possible mistake with C'est ainsi que...

The following sentence has the verb following 'que'. Is this OK?  

C'est ainsi que se termine cette histoire.That's how this story ends.
Shouldn't it be:C'est ainsi que cette histoire se termine.

Asked 1 year ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

John, this is ‘inversion’ in the 2nd phrase, and is grammatically correct. It is used mostly in formal writing. 

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/inversion/

 https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/relative-pronouns-que-qui/

Possible mistake with C'est ainsi que...

The following sentence has the verb following 'que'. Is this OK?  

C'est ainsi que se termine cette histoire.That's how this story ends.
Shouldn't it be:C'est ainsi que cette histoire se termine.

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