Invariable interrogative pronouns are used in the following ways

Invariable interrogative pronouns are used in the following ways

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Invariable interrogative pronouns are used in the following ways: As subjects, followed by verbs in the third person singular  Qui (Qui est-ce qui) est tombé?  (Who fell?)  Qu'est-ce qui est tombé?  (What fell?)  Qui  is the short form and  qu'est-ce qui  is the long form. Either is acceptable.)  As objects of the verb Qui est-ce que tu cherches?  (Whom are you looking for?)  Qui cherches-tu?  (Whom are you looking for?)  Tu cherches qui?  (Whom are you looking for?)  Qu'est-ce que tu cherches?  (What are you looking for?)  Que cherches-tu?  (What are you looking for?)  Tu cherches quoi?  (What are you looking for?)  Note that  que  becomes  quoi  after a verb. With  que , when the subject is a noun, inversion is 
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Unformatted text preview: not performed: Que cherche Sylvie? (What is Sylvia looking for?) As objects of a preposition Use a preposition + qui for people; use a preposition + quoi for things. qui est-ce que tu parles? (To whom are you speaking?) qui parles-tu? (To whom are you speaking?) Tu parles qui? (To whom are you speaking?) De quoi est-ce que tu parles? (What are you talking about?) De quoi parles-tu? (What are you talking about?) Tu parles de quoi? (What are you talking about?) qui shows possession: qui est ce livre? (Whose book is this?) De qui shows relationship: De qui es-tu le frre? (Whose brother are you?)...
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