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¿Come pollo el niño? or ¿El niño come pollo?

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I've seen a couple phrases structured like ¿Come pollo el niño? but can't get a good answer. Would Spanish speakers say it like this? If so, when or why? Thank you

3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewMalmsteen
AndrewMalmsteen
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Hi Judi, both of them work (at least here in South America) and I'm sure all Spanish speakers will understand both, maybe they all won't use them the same way but surely they will understand them. Something i'd like to add it's that if you change "el niño" for a name, let's say "Judi" then you should put the name at first. ¿Judi come pollo? because ¿Come pollo Judi? would sound a bit strange (in my opinion) but you will be understood anyway :D

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judi.Cannon
Judi.Cannon
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Muchas Gracias, Andrew!

3 months ago

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Both are grammatically correct. El niño at the start or at the end of the sentence won't change its meaning.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/medievalmaide715

Either one works. I think it’s a regional difference.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph885006

I think that the second one would be grammatically correct, but that is just my opinion

3 months ago

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Both are righ. I'd say "¿[X] come pollo?", but it is (usually) a matter of emphasis. "¿Come pollo X?" is focusing in "comer pollo" and "¿X come pollo?" is focusing in "X". Consider that the most usual way of saying this is "¿Come pollo?" because X is already known.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikaela135722

I think possibly

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PepilloTrepas

Hola, significa lo mismo. Un saludo desde Córdoba (España).

3 months ago