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Can you give me the answer for this interrogative sentence?

"With what are you marked?"

"I am marked with white powder."

Is it grammatically correct? I have seen questions such as "to whom are you talking?" But this is the first time I see the question above.

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It's grammatically okay to say so but remember that putting the word with at the end of the sentence would be better but as i said it's okay.see With what are you painting the house? or What are you painting the house with? as you see second one is more used in English.

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  • Thanks! I just fixed that question, it's from a children book written by Indian. Can you give me more example from other high-quality websites?
    – Sour Tofu
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 12:34
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It's grammatically correct, strictly speaking you should never end a sentence with a preposition. However, in general speech native speakers wouldn't usually use the "With what are you marked?" construction. We would say "What are you marked with?" even though it's incorrect grammar.

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  • Can you explain it? I want a formal and grammatically correct since this is a book for children, so which sentence I should choose? Thanks.
    – Sour Tofu
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 16:35
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"What are you marked with?" "White powder."

I believe that's what you're looking for. I may be wrong.

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  • No, "with what" is perhaps and archaic way to start a sentence, but it is grammatical, so no transformation is necessary. Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 10:27

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