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Is it incorrect to use "Est-ce quoi la Sorbonne?". It was marked incorrect on a quiz.  Is that because I can't invert c'est in this case?

 

Asked 1 month ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Michele,

You cannot use the structure "Est-ce quoi...?" in French. If you wish to use quoi, you need to use the following:

C'est quoi + [noun]?

or 

Qu'est-ce que + [noun]?

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

What is.../What's that?

Is it incorrect to use "Est-ce quoi la Sorbonne?". It was marked incorrect on a quiz.  Is that because I can't invert c'est in this case?

 

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