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Unformatted text preview: comment (how?), combien (how much/how many?), quand (when?), o (where?), d'o (from where?), and pourquoi (why?) can be used before est-ce que or inversion to ask questions. In colloquial spoken French, however, they are often placed after the verb: Combien est-ce que cette jupe cote? Combien cette jupe cote-t-elle? Cette jupe cote combien? The three examples above all ask, How much does this skirt cost? With combien, comment, o, d'o, and quand (but not with pourquoi ), a question may be formed by inverting a noun subject with a verb that has no object: Combien cote cette jupe?...
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- Spring '08