Questions – Exercises

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Exercise

Choose the correct question-word.

  1. a acheté ce CD? - Marina.[Who bought this CD? - Marina.]|asking about the subject - the person who bought the CD
  2. est ta nouvelle voiture? - Rouge avec de grandes roues.[What is your new car like? - Red with big wheels.]|question about traits/characteristics
  3. avez-vous mangé à la cantine? - Des frites.[What did you eat in the cafeteria? - Chips.]|asking about an object - not a person
  4. es-tu triste? - Parce que mon frère me manque.[Why are you sad? - Because I miss my brother.]|asking about a reason
  5. veux-tu partir? - Après le repas.[When do you want to get going? - After the meal.]|question about time

Yes-no questions – Use the words in parentheses to construct questions that can be answered with either yes or no. Use the présent.

  1. (Tu/avoir/faim)  [Are you hungry?]|Yes-no questions can be asked by changing word order or by using est-ce que.
  2. (Nous/ressembler/à nos parents)  [Do we resemble our parents?]|Yes-no questions can be asked by changing word order or by using est-ce que.
  3. (Elle/rentrer/tard)  [Is she coming back late?]|Yes-no questions can be asked by changing word order or by using est-ce que.
  4. (Ils/aimer/la purée de banane) [Do they like banana puree?]|Yes-no questions can be asked by changing word order or by using est-ce que.
  5. (Vous/attendre/le bus) [Are you waiting for the bus?]|Yes-no questions can be asked by changing word order or by using est-ce que.

Ask about the part of the sentence that’s underlined.

  1. Les enfants aiment les animaux. [Children like animals.]|asking about the object
  2. Ils s’entraînent dans la cour. [They practise in the courtyard.]|asking about a place
  3. Ce bouquet est pour Maman. [This bouquet is for Mum.]|asking about a person, with a preposition
  4. Le film commence à 20 heures. [The film begins at 8 pm.]|asking about time
  5. Le pâtissier fait les meilleurs gâteaux. [The pastry chef makes the best cakes.]|asking about the subject (person)