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+ Mardi Gras and everything else As in the grammar stuff…
+ First, lets continue how to ask a question… Four ways… Intonation nest-ce pas? Est-ce que (qu)… INVERSION– flipping verb and subject and joining them with a hypen (Verb– Subject + Rest of Sentence ). BUT… You cannot invert proper nouns; you must keep the name but replace him/her with il/elle in the construction. When the verb ends in a vowel and the subject begins with a vowel, a liaison consonant (t) must be used. Je is typically not inverted. An exception, of course, is puis-je.
+ Make the following phrase a question… Tu as faim Elle danse bien Georges ne chante pas bien
+ Oh No! What to do about a negative… Intonation– wrap ne… pas around the verb (George ne chante pas bien?) nest-ce pas– Cant do it. Its not a cardinal sin, but it doesnt make much sense. Est-ce que– wrap ne… pas around the verb (Est-ce que George ne chante pas bien?) Inversion– wrap ne… pas around THE INVERTED STRUCTURE (George ne chante-t-il pas bien?) When answering a negative question with Yes, the answer is Si, not oui.
+ Mardi Gras Mardi Gras literally means Fat Tuesday. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. This date changes every year, because Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon happening on or after the Spring Equinox. This makes Easter a moveable feast. New Orleans is a place of French influence because the Acadiens were expulsed by the British from Canada to Louisiana. There, their name was changed from Acadiens to Cajuns.