Mange-t-il le gâteau?
Le gâteau has to be replaced using a direct complement pronoun (le) but where do I place it? The rule says behind the verb but here it can't be done.
There are various alternatives:
In case of the passé composé (perfect in English), the respective phrases are as follow:
Note that gateau is masculine. In the case of a feminine noun like la confiture we would write (phonetically there is no difference), respectively:
This is due to a phenomenon called "accord du participe passé".
« Le mange-t-il » I think but not a sentence I would say IRL. (French native here)