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Ai-je assez d'argent ? Not why?

yellamaraju

Kwiziq community member

27 November 2016

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Ai-je assez d'argent ? Not why?

Inverted form of question. Is it for the purpose of pronunciation?

This relates to:
Forming inverted questions in Le Présent, special cases: puis-je, ai-je, suis-je -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

28 November 2016

28/11/16

Bonjour Yellamaraju !

Could you clarify your question, as I'm not sure what you're getting at :)

Merci !

yellamaraju

Kwiziq community member

28 November 2016

28/11/16

Bonjour Aurélie !
Sorry, the later part of the question didn't come out in the print.
Ai-je assez d'argent ? And not why. Is it for the purpose of pronunciation. ends with vowel and starts with vowel as in .

yellamaraju

Kwiziq community member

28 November 2016

28/11/16

Ai-j'assez as it is done J'ai

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 November 2016

29/11/16

I understand your question now :)

You never use ellision on pronouns in inverted structures. The ellision is between the subject pronoun and the verb following, but in the case of inversion, the verb is before, so there won't be any "visual" ellision, even though you will pronounce [jassez], you will not write "j'assez".

I hope that's helpful!

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