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question to ask about ordinal numbers [duplicate]

A:I was the 1st one in queue/I was the second player B:How many? Is what B said correct? Or what is the question for ordinal numbers? The question from B is not asking how many people in the queue was,...
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“10th patient” is the answer to the question. I want to know as to how to ask a question to get this answer in English [duplicate]

Similarly, if the answer is 10th president, how do you ask a question in English to get this answer. I wanted to ask a doctor to find out how many Corona patients had been diagnosed. But, when he said ...
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Problem in formulating question [duplicate]

Consider this scenario...Sam ate 4 cookies. Now if someone asks Sam How many you had, then Sam will reply 4. But how should the question be formed so that the answer Sam gives will be 4th instead of 4?...
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How to ask what is your number in the siblings or to your parents.? [duplicate]

How to ask what is your number in the siblings or to your parents
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Shortest question to ask when you want to know whether the one you talk to is the eldest, second, third…or youngest child in his/her family. [duplicate]

I’ve always been asked by my Filipino friends how I should say the Filipino question “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?” in English. You ask that question when you want to know whether someone is the ...
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Natural way of asking for ordinal position in athletic events [duplicate]

For the long jump event at my school athletics carnival, people nominate and then get arrange in a certain order. I am looking for a natural way of phrasing a question to get someone to tell me where ...
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Trump is the 45th US president. How do you ask a question to get this number? [duplicate]

Trump is the 45th US president. How do you ask a question to get this number?
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Where do you come in your family? [duplicate]

I am looking for some common questions used to ask about a person's birth order in their family (to ask if he/she is first, second, third, etc. child). Do the following questions sound natural? Where ...
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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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How to ask a question about ordinal number? [duplicate]

There are many pupils in the classroom. Peter was the n th( n is a positive integer) student to arrive. Now I want to ask Peter about what n is. How can I ask him? It seems that it is very difficult ...
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Ask someone about their birth order [duplicate]

If I need to ask someone about their birth order, what question is usually used? Let's say I do not ask how many children his family has first. What is your birth order? or Which child are you in ...
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Order of things [duplicate]

Let's say you were in a race, and you finished 5th. One of your friends comes to you and asks "What was your ___ in the race?". Or, 'G' is the 6th letter in English alphabet. Someone asks you what ...
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Is ''How many stops is Tokyo from here?'' grammatically correct?

When do you want to ask which stop you want to get off at, can I say how many stops is Tokyo from here?? In this situation, I expect an answer like '5 stops.'
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How else can we say “what number are you in the line”? [duplicate]

Is there any way to rephrase "what number are you in the line"?
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A question to ask about birth rank or serial number [duplicate]

Are you the third of your parents' children? or the second issue? Or, you are the third guy, eh? What is the question for which "he came third in the race" is an answer?. Instead of resorting to ...

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