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The Interrogative Adverbs: Comment, pourquoi, quand, où, and combien


The Interrogative Adverb “Comment”

“Comment” means how. It can also mean in certain idiomatic forms what. It asks questions about the manner or the way things are done.

Comment marche cette machine ?
How does this machine work?

Comment fabrique-t-on les voitures ?
How do we make cars?

Comment est-il rentré à la maison ?
How did he get home?

Comment peut-il faire une chose pareille ?
How can he do such a thing?

“Comment” is used in some idiomatic forms:

Comment t’appelles-tu ?
What’s your name?

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