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The place of subject pronouns

JohnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The place of subject pronouns

Why is 'Daphné apprend-elle le français' correct while 'Daphné apprend-t-elle le français' is marked wrong. All the examples in the lesson add 't' when the verb does'nt elide.

Asked 8 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

John, 

The addition of ‘t’ is only for euphony. It has no meaning otherwise. 

There is no need for the ‘t’ in “apprend-elle” to have euphony, as it comes directly from liaison ( not elision) of the terminal ‘d’ of apprend (pronounced as ‘t’) with the following ‘elle’ commencing with a vowel. 

The ‘t’ is only needed when the preceding verb form ends in a vowel - see the 2nd ‘green’ section ’ in the lesson that you linked.

The place of subject pronouns

Why is 'Daphné apprend-elle le français' correct while 'Daphné apprend-t-elle le français' is marked wrong. All the examples in the lesson add 't' when the verb does'nt elide.

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