How to Form Whom Questions in French [+6 Examples]

How to Form What Questions in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to form whom questions in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to form whom questions in French
  • how whom questions are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to form whom questions in French
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for how to form whom questions in French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to form whom questions in French!

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How to Form Whom Questions in French

To form whom questions in French, you will use “qui.

Whom questions will be used when a person is not the one that is doing an action, but is the object of an action.

There are three general ways of forming whom questions in French.

  1. Use qui after a regular/normal sentence.

Il déteste qui?

Whom does he hate?

Elle regarde qui?

Whom is she watching?

This form is the most used form in French.

In most environments you will use this form.

  1. Use qui followed by the inverted form.

Qui déteste-t-il ?

Whom does he hate?

Qui regarde-t-elle ?

Whom is she watching?

This is a very formal form.

You will probably only see this in writing.

  1. Use qui est-ce que. This will never be followed by the inverted form.

Qui est-ce qu’il déteste?

Whom does he hate?

Qui est-ce qu’elle regarde?

Whom is she watching?

People will use this form in formal environments.

Ce has been highlighted, to let you know that you don’t need to pronounce this word.

Sentences Overview of How to Form Whom Questions in French

The final section of this lesson on how to form whom questions in French is about seeing the questions in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to form whom questions in French through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

Il déteste qui?

Whom does he hate?

Elle regarde qui?

Whom is she watching?

Qui déteste-t-il ?

Whom does he hate?

Qui regarde-t-elle ?

Whom is she watching?

Qui est-ce qu’il déteste?

Whom does he hate?

Qui est-ce qu’elle regarde?

Whom is she watching?

Quiz Yourself on How to Form Whom Questions in French

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and practice them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Anki File for How to Form Whom Questions in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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