Still in the A2 phase and got confused about the above interrogative sentence.

As per my understanding, the "ils" means "Carlos et Marc", doesn't it? But I don't find the grammar definition and more sample sentences about it on the internet.

Also, it seems that the language related question is not easy to find as the programmer ones. Harder to find out the keyword.

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    It an inversion complexe, it has an answer in this question Quand employer l'inversion complexe dans l'interrogation partielle ?. I haven't found one in English on FL, here's an explanation in English if needed.
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    Nov 17, 2023 at 14:33
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    The answers to this question will also answer yours.
    – None
    Nov 17, 2023 at 14:41
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    What are you confused about? The plural or the inversion? The 4th result when you google "French interrogative sentence" explains the example: Où les enfants sont-ils allés ? which is fairly similar. Nov 17, 2023 at 15:41

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Yes, when "ils" is used, that means there is at least on men in the group so "ils" means "Carlos and Marc"

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