I have just completed a test which included the above.
I answered: Oyes tu (sorry, can't get accents to work), which was marked wrong.
Another question was: ¿..................... la chimenea? Two answers were given: Enciendes and Enciendes tu. This was marked nearly right.
Are the answers with 'tu' (or any other personal pronoun) not acceptable in Spanish? Is the only way to ask a question in Spanish to raise the tone at the end?
Look forward to your reply.
With reference to ¿Oyes tú el timbre?, it is also correct. We didn't include it as a possible correct answer because we don't tend to place the subject after the verb - it would sound a bit less natural. In questions we generally keep the same order as the statement and add the ¿ ? using a different intonation for a question.
So, the most natural way would be ¿Oyes el timbre? or ¿Tú oyes el timbre?
With reference to "la chimenea" question, I imagine that Kwizbot only gave you "nearly correct" because you may have missed the accent on "tú".
The only way we recognize a question when we are speaking is the change in intonation, yes. And if you see it written it'd be the question marks of course.
I hope this helped.
Thanks for the clarification, Inma.
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