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"Does my child drink the water?"

January 10, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rparree

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

January 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanM12

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

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Biermann

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

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli

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

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

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

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/albertogs

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

January 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/texnessa

I would never say this.

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

February 3, 2013
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