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In formal language, affirmations have subject – verb – object complements order and yes/no questions have verb – subject — object complements order. So, Vous êtes beau is an affirmation. Êtes-vous beau ? is a yes/no question. (If the subject is not already a pronoun, it comes first and a pronoun is added after the verb to from questions. E.g. Pierre ...


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The second form is missing a question mark so should be: Êtes-vous beau/belle ? i.e. Are you handsome? and cannot be but a question, the first one is just a statement (or a lazy/casual style question). You are handsome[?]


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I disagree with what everyone else has said so far. In my experience it is at least as common in French as in English for someone to add such a "question tag". In particular, it is common in French to just add ", non?". That might not be how French people write seriously, but it is certainly how many of them speak informally everyday. (In my experience ...


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Does such a thing as question tags exist in French? Short answer: no. If not, how does one request an affirmative or negative answer to a statement? The whole concept of giving a statement and then requesting an affirmative or negative answer is not something common in French. When asked "As-tu mangé ?" or "Tu as mangé ?", French people with ...


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Does such a thing as question tags exist in French? Yes, the closest equivalent is "n'est-ce-pas ?" which is much simpler as it stays invariable unlike the English form. However, it is not that much used nowadays and is becoming too formal and quite outdated, at least in France. — Tu n'a pas mangé, n'est-ce-pas ? — Si, j'ai mangé. or — Non, je ...



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