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Use of “If you really want to”

If somebody says, "If you really want to leave me, then let me know," which reply would be correct in the English language—"Yes I do" or "Yes I really do"?
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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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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 answer “The applicant’s overall rank is ? out of ? ”

I am filling a reference form and I met 2 questions that I am not sure how to answer : The applicant’s overall rank is __ out of ___ Please describe the comparison group: __ If the ...
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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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Question tags — “did you” vs. “didn't you”

Typically, when we ask for confirmation/denial of a statement, we say something like the following: We turn left here, don't we? You have a cat, don't you? We've met before, haven't we? ...
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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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I was wondering if there are synonyms for “I was wondering”

Often I ask a question (by e-mail), and precede the question with I was wondering if... For example I was wondering if you can give me your office hrs? Why not just simply ask the real question? ...
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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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“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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“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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“Have you got a chance to” vs “Did you get a chance to”

What is the difference between following two statements? Have you got a chance to look into this? Did you get a chance to look into this?
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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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There is / are; Questions > Answers; is > are ; are >is

If someone asks me Are there any phones in the room? Can I answer yes there is / no there isn't to possible indicate .... let's say that there's just one phone or none or for any other reason If ...
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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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Do you really answer “How do you do?” with “How do you do?”

We're told in our English classes (learning English as a foreign language) that the only possible answer to How do you do? is to repeat the question: How do you do? (While it's ...
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Ironic question “Do you now?”

From time to time I encounter the sentence "Oh, do you now?" which I suppose expresses some kind of irony. Is the question grammatically correct? The question was asked also here: ...
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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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what is the difference between the words “tall” and “high”?

Are there any differences between the words "tall" and "high" ? For instance, tall building and high building I'm not sure what are the differences between them.
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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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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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Sentences ending with both a colon and a question mark

How should sentences that end with both a colon and a question mark be formed? Two examples are below, both questions, but one in which the colon presents a piece of information and the other in which ...
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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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“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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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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Grammatical Consistency for Book Text

I recently came across text from a book a good friend of mine was tasked with proofreading. The book, a translation, which detailed the past exploits of a military division (whose members the author ...
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‘Your dream’ vs. ‘your dream in life’

I have been asked to answer the following two, separate, questions: What is your dream? What is your dream in life? I am confused by this, because they look almost identical to me, and I cannot ...
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How should a question ending in a statement be punctuated, as ending it in a question mark seems a little off?

In the example in the headline to this question, the statement qualifying the question makes the punctuation seem ill-fitting... Here's another example: Will you be able to make a decision on ...
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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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Question using this structure “Since … is …, could we …?”

I want to give a fact and then make a question. like this: Since this info is important for investigation, could we store it for later use? Is that correct?
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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"