Turning a sentence into a question

KayC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Turning a sentence into a question

The test asked non specifically to turn "Elles sont parties avant la fin du film"  into a question. While I know that I can reverse the order of the subject and the conjugated verb, isn't it also ok to use the phrase "est-ce qu' "?
My response "Est-ce qu'elles sont parties avant la fin du film" was marked incorrect and I am unclear why

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kay,

You can ask a question in Le Passé Composé using "Est-ce que + statement" in Le Passé Composé or by inverting the auxiliary with the subject, as per the lesson content of the link in your question:

Est-ce que tu as mangé ton petit-déjeuner ? = Have you eaten your breakfast yet?

As-tu mangé ton petit-déjeuner ? = Did you eat your breakfast?

 

Attention:

Quand as-tu mangé ? = When did you eat?

Comment as-tu mangé ? = How did you eat?

Où as-tu mangé ? = Where did you eat?

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

From the link in your question I deduce that the lesson was about forming inverted questions. Does that give you a clue? ;)

Turning a sentence into a question

The test asked non specifically to turn "Elles sont parties avant la fin du film"  into a question. While I know that I can reverse the order of the subject and the conjugated verb, isn't it also ok to use the phrase "est-ce qu' "?
My response "Est-ce qu'elles sont parties avant la fin du film" was marked incorrect and I am unclear why

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