0131589318_Formation of yes-or-no questions and negation

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Formation of Yes/No Questions and Negation (La formación de preguntas de sí o no, y la negación)
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In spoken and written Spanish, statements are normally formed by placing the subject at the beginning of the sentence, followed by the verb and an object, if any. Érica habla francés. ¿Habla Érica francés? Statements versus Questions Questions that require a yes-or-no answer are often formed by placing the subject after the verb, especially when requesting new information. Does Érica speak French?
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In spoken Spanish, all yes-or-no questions are identified by rising intonation at the end of the question, regardless of word order. ¿Habla Érica francés? Statements versus Questions ¿Érica habla francés? To express disbelief about information already given, maintain the word order for statements, but with rising intonation (called an echo question ). Érica speaks French? (Really?)
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A yes-or-no question can also be formed by adding a tag word or phrase at the end of a statement. Tag questions
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