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Sep 03, 2021 - 08:05 AM
you're right questions can be a bit confusing in French. That's because we have several ways of building questions, depending on the situation. if you look at a traditional grammar book, you'll see that normally you build question by inverting verb and subject, so the most correct way would be to say:
D'où est Sonia?
D'où est ta famille?
Yet the truth is that this way of building question sound veeeery formal in questions where the subject is just a subject pronoun (je, tu, il ,elle, nous, vous, ils, elles), it's mostly used in written French, or rarely in very formal situations (like an official speech for example) which is why we chose to say that for questions with subject pronouns, it's better not to invert subject and verb, because it sounds more natural when speaking in most situations. Only with subject pronouns though, with any other type of subject this order would be wrong.
We'll come back to questions and add other ways of building them in the following levels.