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Kwiziq community member
28 July 2018
Starting a sentence with "quoi"
I was marked wrong on using 'quoi" as "what" at the start a sentence. The correct answer is supposedly "que." Why is "quoi" not also acceptable?
This question relates to:French lesson "Questions: Que ... = What ... ?"
Kwiziq language super star
29 July 2018
Without the context it is hard to tell but I suspect based on the lesson content that it would be something like:
"Que veut Paul?" ("What does Paul want?")
You could say, "Paul veut quoi?"( in spoken French) but never at the begining of the sentence.
Normally you will hear Quoi ? , used in a single word as the interrogative pronoun What? (as in 'Pardon?')
In French you will say Quoi? or more politely Comment?
It is used also in some idiomatic expressions like:
Quoi de neuf? = Wha'ts new?
À quoi bon ...? = What's the point...?
Il n'y a pas de quoi = Don't mention it
Hope this helps!
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