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Inversion - French Grammar + Pronunciation Glossary


Definition: The grammatical structure where the normal French word order subject + verb is inverted to verb + subject and joined by a hyphen. Inversion is commonly used in asking questions, but there are a number of other uses as well.


As-tu un stylo ?
Do you have a pen?

« Nous sommes ici ! » a-t-elle dit.
"We are here!" she said.

Related lessons: Inversion - Asking questions - French word order - Hyphens and dashes

Related terms: verb - subject

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