Could any one please tell me which of the following sentence is correct with respect to French Grammar usage

En quoi la table est-elle ?

En quoi est la table ?

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As far as grammar is concerned, your sentences are correct.

The first one doesn't sound very natural though. Staying formal, I'd rather expect:

En quoi la table est-elle faite ?


De quelle matière est faite la table ?

In everyday's French, you would more likely hear:

Elle est faite en quoi, la table ?
Elle est en quoi, la table ?
La table, elle est en quoi ?

and other variants like

C'est une table en quoi ? (Thanks @FredericS)

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    I think I would naturally say C'est une table en quoi ? but all your everyday examples sound natural too
    – FredericS
    May 20, 2022 at 9:21
  • A brûle-pourpoint, je dirais "De quoi est faite la table ?"
    – Necklondon
    May 24, 2022 at 21:26

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