"Do you write often?"
Translation:An scríobhann tú go minic?
I went with "An bhfuil scriobhann tú go minic?" How do you ask that question without simply putting a question mark at the end of a declarative sentence?
For most present tense verbs, the question is asked by preceding the declarative sentence with the interrogative particle an and eclipsing the verb:
- Scríobhann tú go minic. (“You write often.”)
- An scríobhann tú go minic? (“Do you write often?”)
- Péinteálann tú go minic. (“You paint often.”)
- An bpéinteálann tú go minic? (“Do you paint often?”)
bhfuil is actually the dependent form of the verb bí. To form a question, you use the (dependent form) verb, in the present tense, with the question particle an. An also takes eclipses, too.