Longer ways of saying things are less formal

StuartB1Kwiziq community member

Longer ways of saying things are less formal

Than shorter ways of saying things? Is that right? Qu’est ce que is more formal than qu’est-ce que c’est que?
Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Stuart ! In that case, it is indeed the case :) I cannot think of any other example that contradicts that statement. Bonne journée !
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Well, I'll give it a try! Anne est malade? (Less formal) Anne est-elle malade? (More formal) -- Chris.
AurélieKwiziq team member
Yes, that works too :)

Longer ways of saying things are less formal

Than shorter ways of saying things? Is that right? Qu’est ce que is more formal than qu’est-ce que c’est que?

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