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Can I say - “N’est-elle pas?” as a translation for “Isn’t she?”

NeilC1Kwiziq community member

Can I say - “N’est-elle pas?” as a translation for “Isn’t she?”

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Neil, 

No, you will not use -

"N'est-elle pas?"on its own, for "Isn't she?"

It will be -

n'est-ce pas?

e.g.

Martine, n'est-elle pas malade? =  Isn't Martine ill? 

But

Martine est malade, n'est-ce pas? Martine is ill, isn't she?

Hope this helps!

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

As I understand it, then yes I believe that this construction is grammatically valid.

Can I say - “N’est-elle pas?” as a translation for “Isn’t she?”

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