Longer ways of saying things are less formal

Stuart

Kwiziq community member

15 December 2017

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Longer ways of saying things are less formal

Than shorter ways of saying things? Is that right? Qu’est ce que is more formal than qu’est-ce que c’est que?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Qu'est-ce que c'est... and Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça/cela ? = What is... / What's that?"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

15 December 2017

15/12/17

Bonjour Stuart ! In that case, it is indeed the case :) I cannot think of any other example that contradicts that statement. Bonne journée !

Chris

Kwiziq community member

16 December 2017

16/12/17

Well, I'll give it a try! Anne est malade? (Less formal) Anne est-elle malade? (More formal) -- Chris.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

19 December 2017

19/12/17

Yes, that works too :)

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