How to Form Inverted Questions with Nouns in the Passé Composé [+9 Examples]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé
  • how the inverted form is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé!

Table of Contents

How to Form Inverted Questions with Nouns in the Passé Composé

You have learnt how to form inverted question with nouns.

You have also learnt how to form inverted question in the passé composé.

To form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé, you will use the following construction:

  • (question word) + subject noun + auxiliary avoir/être + hyphen + je/tu/il/elle/nous/vous/ils/elles + past participle

Quand André estil mort ?

When did André die?

Please note how il matches André, seeing as he is a man.

Je/tu/il/elle/nous/vous/ils/elles have to match the gender of the subject noun.

Quand ma soeur estelle allée au Nigeria ?

When did my sister go to Nigeria?

Luis et toi avezvous déménagé hier ?

Did Luis and you move out yesterday?

Annabelle estelle allée à Paris pour voir Samuel ?

Did Annabelle go to Paris to see Samuel?

Mes parents ontils dit pourquoi ils sont partis ?

Did my parents say why they left?

Comment Clara et Danielle ontelles gagné le match ?

How did Clara and Danielle win the match?

With il/elle + avoir, you will have to add a -t- between avoir (=a) and the pronoun to make it easier to pronounce.

  • (question word) + subject noun + auxiliary avoir + -t- + il/elle + past participle

Pourquoi mon fils a-t-il échoué en français ?

Why did my son fail French?

Pourquoi Jean m’a-t-il appelé hier ?

Why did Jean call me yesterday?

Alison a-t-elle fait la vaisselle ?

Did Alison do the dishes?

Sentences Overview of How to Form Inverted Questions with Nouns in the Passé Composé

The final section of this lesson on how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé is about seeing the questions in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to form inverted questions with nouns in the passé composé through examples.

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

Quand André estil mort ?

When did André die?

Quand ma soeur estelle allée au Nigeria ?

When did my sister go to Nigeria?

Luis et toi avezvous déménagé hier ?

Did Luis and you move out yesterday?

Annabelle estelle allée à Paris pour voir Samuel ?

Did Annabelle go to Paris to see Samuel?

Mes parents ontils dit pourquoi ils sont partis ?

Did my parents say why they left?

Comment Clara et Danielle ontelles gagné le match ?

How did Clara and Danielle win the match?

Pourquoi mon fils a-t-il échoué en français ?

Why did my son fail French?

Pourquoi Jean m’a-t-il appelé hier ?

Why did Jean call me yesterday?

Alison a-t-elle fait la vaisselle ?

Did Alison do the dishes?

Quiz Yourself on How to Form Inverted Questions with Nouns in the Passé Composé

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 Inverted Questions with Nouns in the Passé Composé

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 B1 you can practice every French B1 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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