# French SUD Guidelines

## comp:aux

In French, only three verbs are considered auxiliaries être, avoir and faire.

The comp:aux relation can be used with one of the three sub-relations @tense, @pass or @caus, depending on whether the auxiliary is expressing a tense, a passive or a causative construction. In French, the relation comp:aux@tense is used with both verbs être and avoir and is the most common sub-relation. The relation comp:aux@pass is only used with the verb être, while comp:aux@caus is only used with the verb faire.

## Cleft constructions

As shown in the page about the comp:cleft relation, the cleft constructions are analysed with a comp:cleft relation going from the head of the main sentence to the head of the complement.

• que

• qui

## Interrogatives

• Est-ce que

• Qu’est-ce que