Can I say ''Et tu, comment tu vas?'' why or why not?

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Kwiziq community member

9 August 2018

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Can I say ''Et tu, comment tu vas?'' why or why not?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Moi, toi, lui, elle = me, you, him, her (stress pronouns)"


Kwiziq community member

9 August 2018


Hi Malik,

First off it would be "Et toi..." and then I must say that I've only ever heard "Comment vas-tu?" or "Tu vas comment?".

-- Chris (not a native speaker)


Kwiziq language super star

11 August 2018


Hi Malik,

These stress pronouns are also used after prepositions like 'et'.

So also after words like 

sur, à, avec, pour, après, contre, and of course chez .

Après moi le déluge = When I'm gone let happen what may

Je n'ai rien contre eux = I have nothing against them

On vient avec toi We are coming with you

C'est à toi de jouer It's your turn to play

Je n'ai pas mon agenda sur moi I don't have my diary on me

lui, il a de la chance! = He is so, so lucky !

I find a good way to learn them is after chez, which students seem to grasp easily:

Chez moi, chez toi, chez elle, chez lui, chez nous, chez vous, chez eux, chez elles

P.S. "Et toi, comment tu vas? " or "comment vas-tu ?" are both correct.

Hope this helps!



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