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The Interrogative Form


La forme interrogative simple

When conjugating in the present tense, the simple interrogative is formed by using est-ce que before an affirmative sentence. It is often used when asking questions to get a simple yes or no answer.

Est-ce que+ subject+ verb… ?

Est-ce que tu joues au tennis ?
Do you play tennis ?

Est-ce qu’ (before a vowel sound) + subject+ verb… ?

Est-ce qu’il joue au foot ?
Does he play soccer?

In conversational French, we tend to form questions mainly by intonation and without the use of est-ce que.

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