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"L'eau est-elle bonne ?"

February 8, 2013

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Why is "elle" part of the answer?

February 8, 2013

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In this interrogative form, with the subject starting the sentence, it is necessary that you switch verb and pronoun. Otherwise, the other interrogative form would be "est-ce que l'eau est bonne", where the switch is made with "ce". And you cannot say "est l'eau bonne ?" as you would say "est-elle bonne".

February 8, 2013

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Thanks for this answer, but I still dont see why "est l'eau bonne" is wrong? its because the water is something that you can not ask directly if is good?

February 12, 2013

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the switch verb-subject only works with pronouns or "ce", not with a noun or a name, it does not matter if it is water or something else.

  • est-il vert ?
  • est-ce vert ?
  • sont-elles vertes ?
  • l'eau est-elle verte ?
  • Marie est-elle là ?
February 12, 2013

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beautiful! thanks surfing savior!

February 12, 2013

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You welcome and I love my new name...

February 12, 2013
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