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French Inversion Method

 
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anne



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:55 am    Post subject: French Inversion Method Reply with quote

Could anyone please explain this concept to me. Panic is seting in.
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mad



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inversion method is the simplest way (in my opinion) to ask a yes/no question in French. It is, basically switching the subject and verb in the question.

[b]For example:[/b]

Instead of saying:
Vous avez fini vos devoirs? (Have you finished your homework?)
Est-ce que vous avez fini vos devoirs? (Have you finished
your homework?)

You could say:
Avez-vous fini vos devoirs? (Have you finished your homework?)

It's the same thing in English.
You have finished your homework. (affirmative)
Have you finished your homework? (interrogative)
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anne



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much. It really helped.
Anne
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