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Aiderez-vous ces éleves à répondre au questionnaire ?

If I wanted to substitute pronouns for ces éleves and à répondre au questionnaire what is the word order?

I think it might be

aiderez-vous les y répondre

But it looks wrong!

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The right sentence would be

Les aiderez-vous à y répondre ?

Note that the corresponding affirmative sentence is “Vous les aiderez à y répondre”. To form the corresponding interrogative, you only have to move the subject vous after the verb aiderez and tie them with a dash. Les is an object of aiderez and isn't affected by the process.

By the way, y only stands for au questionnaire so you still need the preposition à.

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Thanks - that finally makes sense! –  Trish Apr 25 at 17:20
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Y stands as usual for « au questionnaire », including the préposition à. The à that is left in the sentence is the one from aider à, not the one from répondre à. –  Stéphane Gimenez Apr 25 at 20:58
    
Evpok, désolé mais je crois que la dernière phrase mérite plus d'explications. Je laisse mon commentaire. –  Stéphane Gimenez Apr 25 at 21:14
    
@StéphaneGimenez Je ne vois pas ce qui te manque, mais si tu as envie de rajouter un truc, je t'en prie :) –  Evpok Apr 25 at 21:17

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