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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rparree

"Does my child drink the water?"

January 10, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rparree

Why is it not "Mon enfant boit l'eau?", without the "-il"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyanM12

because it's a question! think of "-il" like adding "does" otherwise you'd be saying "my child drinks water?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Biermann

What about "Boit-il mon enfant l'eau?" Seems like that should be just fine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiuhtecuhtli

Is "Boit mon enfant du l'eau?" not OK?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siebolt

No, at least say: de l'eau. de le > du, de l' > de l'. "Est-ce que mon enfant boit (de) l'eau?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albertogs

Boit mon enfant de l'eau? Is that correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/texnessa

I would never say this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EpicBacon

Wow, this site is filled with errors! I advise you to not continue your French education through this site.

You HAVE to say "de l'eau". Otherwise, you're implying that your son drinks all of the water in the world.

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