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verbs after a question with 'qui'

KeiraA1Kwiziq community member

verbs after a question with 'qui'

why is the verb after qui "vient" and "fait"? I don't get that, sorry.

And how would I know to use other verbs the same way?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Keira, 

Just as in English, the verb after the question word 'who ?' is in the third person singular. 

Who does/is doing?

Who comes/is coming?

Who takes/is taking ...? 

If you are not familiar with the idea of conjugating a verb, take a look at the following page -

French grammar lessons for Verbs Tenses & Conjugation

Hope this helps!

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I'm a little unsure what you're asking, but perhaps you're confused that "is coming" is just translated as "vient". 

Maybe this lesson will help:

Expressing ongoing actions (English Present Continuous) with the present tense (Le Présent) in French

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Qui vient manger? -- Who is coming to eat?
Qui fait ça? -- Who does that?

Just as Alan said, the verbs venir and faire are vient and fait in 3rd person singular.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

They are just the examples used. You can use other verbs as needed for your questions - as in “qui te rejoint ... and so on

verbs after a question with 'qui'

why is the verb after qui "vient" and "fait"? I don't get that, sorry.

And how would I know to use other verbs the same way?

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