Ça coûte combien?

Meghna

Kwiziq community member

23 December 2016

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Ça coûte combien?

Have often heard that phrase. Is it wrong considering that question word is at the end? Colloquial perhaps?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Questions with qui, que, quoi, quand, où, comment, pourquoi, combien"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

27 December 2016

27/12/16

Bonjour Meghna, This is the same case as in your previous question. This form is not the inverted form, which here would be: "Combien cela coûte-t-il ?" Note that "ça" turns back to its more elegant form "cela" as this question form is itself more sophisticated. See also: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/forming-questions-by-inverting-in-the-present-tense-il-elle-on-forms Bonnes fêtes !

Meghna

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2016

27/12/16

Thank you. I think I get this now, the clarification on the part of inversion really helped. More tests on the subject and my scores will confirm. Bonnes fêtes !

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