85 - ruso? When does she speak Russian? Cundo habla ella...

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Writing questions with question words To write a Spanish question that begins with a question word (such as “how,” “where,” “when”), start  by pretending the question word is not there. Without the question word, you will be able to create a  simple “yes or no” question by switching the subject and verb. Most questions that begin with a question word are created exactly like a “yes or no” question, with  the question word in front. Take the question “Does she speak Russian?”  (¿Habla ella ruso?) Several question words could simply be placed in front of the question to elicit more information than  a “yes or no” answer.  How does she speak Russian? ¿Cómo  habla   ella       ruso?   Where does she speak Russian? ¿Dónde  habla   ella
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Unformatted text preview: ruso? When does she speak Russian? Cundo habla ella ruso? Why does she speak Russian? Por qu habla ella ruso? How much does she speak Russian? Cunto habla ella ruso? All of the above questions can be created simply by first switching the subject and the verb to create a yes or no question, then placing the specific question word at the beginning of the sentence. Some question words are used a little differently. These question words actually serve as the subject of the question. The question Who speaks Russian? uses the pronoun who as the subject. The pronoun quin is the subject of the Spanish question: Quin habla ruso?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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