Interrogative – l’interrogatif


Let's Define It!

What's the *interrogative*?

L'interrogatif as we call it in French (interrogative in English) is about asking questions.

An interrogative sentence is one such "Reviendra-t-il demain?"  [Will he come back tomorrow?] that presents a question.

Questions typically end with a question mark [?] in French.

There are three main means of creating an interrogative sentence in French:

  1. You can invert the subject-verb order into verb-subject: "Manges-tu du pain?" Are you eating bread?
  2. You can use the phrase "Est-ce que...": Est-ce que tu manges du pain? Are you eating bread?
  3. You can also use the intonation of your voice: Tu manges du pain? / Are you eating bread?


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Here are a few interrogative sentences provided as examples for your convenience. They employ one of the three methods explained above.

Aimez-vous le chocolatDo you like chocolate?

Tu as fini tes devoirs? Have you finished your homework?

Est-ce que tu prendras tes médicamentsWill you take your medications?


Let's Take a Quiz!

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