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Problem with numerals [duplicate]

Is it correct to turn the sentence "He'll be her sixth husband" into a question like this:Which successive/consecutive husband will he be? Best wishes, Boguslaw
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Is “ Whom did you give the book? ” ungrammatical?

You gave him the book. (1) Based on the sentence (1), it seems to me that the following form of question is possible: Whom did you give the book? (2) instead of To whom ...
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Is “how to say” incorrect? [duplicate]

I am confused by this video, in which the speaker claims usages like 'How to say egg in Chinese' is incorrect, and 'How do you say egg in Chinese' is correct. Is it right?
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Problem with “in a row”

Is it correct to turn the sentence "He'll be her six husband" into a question" Which husband of hers in a row will he be?" Any other alternatives? Best wishes, Boguslaw
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How to ask if a tutor is ~welcoming~? new students

I'm going to ask the online teacher if she is expecting new students to come and start studying with her. What's the good way to ask her that? I'm not sure that my own option "Are you welcoming new ...
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Should I say “who want” or “who wants”? [closed]

I'm french and I need your help for one little thing. I'm about to write a status on Facebook for some users of my app (most of them talk english) and I am wondering if I should say : Who want to ...
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Who or What for question about statement

For the statement: "Obama is the president of the United States." Which of these questions is considered the most correct? Who is Obama? What is Obama? Basically, my question revolves ...
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What to call it when a clock no longer runs [closed]

What do you say when your clock or watch is stuck at a time and doesn't continue? I know about fast and slow but my question is about when it doesn't move at all
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What do you call a question when the answer is in said question?

For example: "What religion are Buddhist Monks?" Obviously the answer is Buddhism, and the answer is in the question. What is this technique called?
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How do I ask a question and make a comment in the same sentence? [closed]

For example, if I wanted to ask somebody a question and call them an idiot would I write: "What do you know about grammar? You Idiot" or "What do you know about grammar you idiot?" Or is it done ...
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“X want to do Y?” as a question [duplicate]

I've heard sentences like 'He want to do something? OK' a few times, where the first sentence is supposed to be a question, but there is no auxiliary verb i.e. 'Do', so I'm confused.
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“Where am I and my sister?” or “Where are I and my sister?” [migrated]

Which questions is correct: "Where am I and my sister?" or "Where are I and my sister?"
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Question about “to” and “from” in a sentence

I was watching a video on YouTube and I saw this sentence below. "The English people use in America is sometimes different to the UK" My question is, can we use from the UK instead to the UK?
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Asking a question in response to another question :What do you call it [duplicate]

What is the term for when a person responds to another person's question with his own question, may it be to clarify or extract more information. E.g. A: (Pointing to a furry rodent like thing ...
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Grammatically correct questions in a survey [closed]

Trying to ask following questions in a customer feedback form: What tools do you for recruitment? What are you favorite features of these tools? What are the functionalities missing in these tools ...
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Without context, what is the shortest question (by character count) in the English language?

The shortest I can come up with are the following four: "Who am I?" has 8 characters (counting spaces). "Why me?" and "Who is?" both have 7 characters (counting spaces). "Is it?" has 6 characters ...
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“Anyone Remember?” Or “Does Anyone Remember?”, Which is Correct?

Which of these sentences is correct? 1) Anyone remember global dimming? 2) Does anyone remember global dimming? if both are correct were does each of them is used?
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Is it natural to answer a yes-no question with just yes/no?

Given a yes-no question such as: Did you call him? Is it idiomatic to simply answer: Yes. / No. As opposed to: Yes, I did. / No, I didn't. or just: I did. / I didn't. I've ...
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Type of Question

If one asks a question about the "Type of Questions" he/she might get an answer of: Open Questions. Closed Questions. Or might get an answer of: Factual Convergent Divergent Evaluative ...
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Ask a question about the object of a phrase

In a test, they told us to rewrite sentences into questions. One case specified that the word to ask about is the object. I found difficulties transforming the following My mother taught me good ...
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Formal way of asking- “what's your name”? [migrated]

I would like to ask "what's your name" in a formal way. I want the equivalent in English of "¿como se llama (usted)?" Spanish question.
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How to ask the following yes-no question? [migrated]

The following question is from the book, A Very Wimpy Kid. Lina likes eating. Her boyfriend asked her "Is all you think about is food?" If this is not correct, how about the following one? It ...
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“Isn't that the place WHICH kids under 12 can't enter?” - Is it correct to use 'that/which' when it refers to a place?

I was teaching an ESL class and came accross this sentence which confused me a lot: The Queen Alice is the place that I go to the most" "Isn't that the place which kids under 12 can't enter?" ...
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Is it aggressive to ask “You know what you are doing, don't you?”

If someone was to ask the below style of question: You know what you are doing, don't you? Is that aggressive? Having been on the end of that question recently I know I would have preferred to ...
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“Who of you” vs “which of you”

When adressing a group of people and wanting to find out who belongs to a certain subgroup, is it correct to use "who of you" or "which of you" at the beginning of the question? For example, would you ...
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Can you ask “What is the meaning of your question” [closed]

It's not my native language But if you're asked a question can you answer with a question something like so "What is the meaning of your question" does that sound right?
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What does “length of acquaintance” means? [closed]

My (non-English) teacher encountered this question in a recommendation form and asked me for it's meaning. Does this mean how long I've known someone, or how close I am with him? It'd be awesome if ...
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How should a question which quotes a question be punctuated?

Suppose there is a sentence in question form, like the one appearing below: Where do you belong to? Now, if a speaker refers to that question, he will frame another sentence and will place the ...
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To receive a scholarship “in” a country? [closed]

I am writing an essay and I wanted to know if it's correct to say I received a scholarship in America. or should it be I received a scholarship to study in America. or I received a ...
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How do you use “What” in a sentence?

So I am writing this essay and I am not sure how to use the word "what" in a sentence. The sentence is What encouraged me to work hard is what encouraged me to study hard or should it be: ...
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Looks like it's not a game: Yes, it does: So… does it look like it's a game? [duplicate]

I posted this question as a non-English mother tongue. I've seen a conversation as below (comments on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCU862nVpJ0): A: 8:56 Looks like it's not a game! B: ...
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“A usage” vs “An usage” [duplicate]

I believe "an usage" is gramatically correct but "a usage" sounds way better. Are there cases in which "a usage" is allowed I'm not aware of?
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How would the following sentences would be transformed?

Having Considered the question of expansion carefully the committee decided against the project. Begin - Although _________________________________. Someone had cut John's hair. Begin - John ...
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What does 'Did they suspect she was here?' mean?

I'm curious about what this sentence means? Did they suspect she was here? Does that mean they suspect the truth of that she was here? or they thought "She was here! You just lied to us that she ...
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Test question need help

I am a Portuguese High School student and I did an English test last September. This question came up: You can also get some insight from television and movies, but be careful - not everything ...
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Usage of Any or Every [closed]

Which one of these is more correct: "The process of adaptation is different in any case" "The process of adaptation is different in every case"
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“Why the Sky is Blue”

"Why is the sky blue?" vs "Why the sky is blue?" It seems both sentences are correct, is there any difference in meaning? Addendum My question is inspired by this book's title: Edit: I added ...
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How to explain the lack of auxiliary verb in some questions?

I am trying to write a lesson about QASM question structure (Where did you go, what will they see etc.) How should I explain the fact that the following questions don't seem to take an auxiliary verb? ...
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How many hours did you spend/spent studying for the test? [closed]

I'm pretty confused on which sentence is grammatically correct just because online and in person, everyone says it differently: How many hours did you spend studying for the test? or is it: ...
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Which one is correct? “… point on your pencil” or “… lead on your pencil” [closed]

2 weeks ago our teacher gave us a quiz and wanted us to answer that. It was: You should have a good ..... on your pencil. a) Point b) Lead I said that it must be point because point is on ...
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Who wants vs Who does want [duplicate]

I watched a tv show, a quiz program, the name of the program is "Who wants to be a millionaire". Well I don't want to be a millionare, at least not right now, but the title always makes me curious ...
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How to identify a yes/no question

Is there any pattern or heuristic that can be used to identify a yes/no question, with reasonable accuracy?
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What is the word for a 'hint' that might help give the solution at the end of movies

For example, in The DaVinci Code (movie), there's an upside-down pyramid shown at the beginning of the movie. When the movie comes to an end, the whole story kind of "gathers" around this pyramid. I ...
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“Do you also?” as a question?

I was able to find numerous examples of "Do you also..." type questions in The Bible, like: And Yeshua said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to leave?” But I am wondering whether simply "Do you ...
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Do you know if he didn't go to the party? Is this question correct?

I was wondering if this question is correct or not? and if not, why not? Do you know if he didn't go to the party? It sounds kind of strange. I feel 'Do you know if he went to the party?' ...
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“Seeing someone slowly lose interest in you is one of the worst things.”? [duplicate]

I'm new here and the sentence "Seeing someone slowly lose interest in you is one of the worst things." Same with "Watching someone die.." Why are the verbs "lose" and "die" in their base form? Also ...
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Meaning of a positive answer to a negative question [duplicate]

I'm watching Orange Is the New Black, and I'm confused about whether a woman character said she did something well or not. This is the conversation. Man: "Don't make me regret putting you in ...
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Is the sentence structure “because… and so” grammatically correct?

According to the grammar I know, I only use either "because" or "so", but I do not use them in one sentence at the same time. I found that a translator always renders in this way. Sometimes the ...
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“To” with transitive verbs [duplicate]

Which sentence sounds better: "Who is she speaking to?" or "To whom is she speaking?". As I see, the both are grammatically correct, whereas books have the former example and in speech I notice ...
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Is vs. Are - Need help with use of this in a question [closed]

What should I use for the following sentence: How old is Nancy's grandparents? or How old are Nancy's grandparents?