When asking a Question
When asking a question in French, does it matter whether the subject pronoun goes before or after the conjugated verb?
Vous mangez OR
Vous parlez OR
I notice that DL accepts both ways. Is one way more stressed/given more emphasis than the other?
When speaking formally, switching the subject and the verb is prefered. When you don't switch them, it's still correct, but informal. I suppose it's standard.
Formal: Comment allez-vous? (How are you?)
Informal: Tu vas bien? (You all right?)
Notice the usage of "tu" in the informal version, and the usage of "vous" in the formal version.
If you don't want to switch the subject and the verb, use "est-ce que" to start off the question. It's not formal, nor informal.
- Standard: Est-ce que vous allez bien? (Are you doing well?)
This article may peek your interest: https://www.bonjourdefrance.com/exercices/contenu/18/grammaire/512.html#:~:text=La%20marque%20de%20la%20question,la%20forme%20la%20plus%20utilis%C3%A9e.&text=Ex%3A%20Parlez%2Dvous%20fran%C3%A7ais%3F