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    • Inversions
      • Where the verb appears before its pronoun & the two are connect by a hypen
        • "boit-il ?"
          • Is he drinking?
          • He drinks?
        • "Boivent-ils du lait ?"
          • Do they drink milk?
          • Are they drinking milk?
      • If the subject of the sentence is a noun, then the noun should appear before the verb & a pronoun should still be placed in afterwards
        • "Le lait est-il froid ?
          • Is the milk cold?
        • "Les chats sont-ils noirs ?"
          • Are the cats black?
      • If the verb ends in a vowel, the letter "T" must be inserted after the verb for euphony. The "T" is chained onto the pronoun
        • "A-t-il un chien ?"
          • Does he have a dog?
        • "Parle-t-elle anglais ?"
          • Does she speak English?
      • They still follow most of the standard grammar rules, except one: pronouns cannot elide
        • "Est-ce un problème ?"
          • Is it a problem?
        • "Est-elle médecin ?"
          • Is she a doctor?
        • "Puis-je aider les enfants ?"
          • Can I help the children?
    • Est-ce que
      • This can be added in front of a statement to turn it into a question
        • "Est-ce que c'est un problème ?"
          • Is it a problem?
        • "Est-ce qu'il boit ?"
          • Does he drink?
          • Is he drinking?
      • Pronounced "essk"
      • que elides in front of a vowel sound
        • "Est-ce qu'il a un chien ?"
          • Does he have a dog?
      • No inversions are necessary when you use this phrase
    • Intontations
      • In informal speech, you can raise your intonation at the end of a statement to ask a question
        • "Il boit ?"
          • Is he drinking?
        • "Il pleut ?"
          • Is it raining?

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