Imagine that you are in a class full of students and the teacher is forming couples to perform some task. Let's say, for some reason, you didn't hear the name of the person you are going to do the task with.

I would ask the teacher "Who am I doing this task with?" but Google shows me that there is no such a sentence out there.

How would you express yourself in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

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    Google is not supposed to have every utterable sentence. Try without 'task'. – Mitch Oct 13 '13 at 16:54
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    Google does not show you that "there is no such a sentence": it shows you that it cannot find that sentence in its search base. But I'm sure Google will soon show you that there is such a sentence, because it will index this question! Even so, the fact that Google can or cannot find a sentence does not mean that it is correct or incorrect!! – TrevorD Oct 13 '13 at 17:50
  • Just to add some input: It might be more correct to say "With whom will I be doing this task?" (although most people don't actually speak this way) – Chris Mukherjee Oct 13 '13 at 19:11
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    @Chris Mukherjee: So who decides that it's 'more correct'? – Edwin Ashworth Oct 13 '13 at 19:27
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    @EdwinAshworth I agree - speakers make the language, not the other way round. – Mynamite Oct 13 '13 at 20:06

There's nothing wrong with it at all.

  • Thank you very much, Barrie, for your answer. So I could have used this sentence with no problem. But, what would you say in such a situation? – Lee Oct 15 '13 at 22:19
  • I'd say exactly that. – Barrie England Oct 16 '13 at 6:03
  • Thank you very much for your answer. It was very useful and took away my doubt. – Lee Oct 16 '13 at 12:41

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