Questions tagged [questions]

This tag is for questions related to the formation, or answering of questions.

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How should I punctuate/capitalize the following question?

Is the following question punctuated/capitalized correctly? “What’s that, a dishrag?” Or should it be two questions? “What’s that? A dishrag?” Or would a third option be best? Thanks!
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Could you please help me phrase a question? [closed]

I would be grateful if you could help me figure out the right way to say some phrases in English. I have been wondering for a long time how to ask a client about the number of days he wants to rent a ...
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Is “Who do you think are the most superstitious people in the world?” really grammatical?

I just wonder why Who do you think are the most superstitious people in the world? is grammatical, according to the answers in the back of my book. Please, can you tell me why? Shouldn't it be ...
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Translation into english [closed]

which one is the correct translation of this sentence in Portuguese? “Ela subiu a escada correndo para me trazer a carta.” None of them sound good to me. The best structure in the second one, but one ...
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Is this a reply statement?

I'm working on my presentation about reply statement but I'm not quite sure about that, I'd like to know if the following example is a reply statement. A: She eats apples. B: Does she? Is that a ...
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Which is correct and why? He looked up at the sky and found that night ____ [fell _ had fallen _ has fallen]

Which one is correct? He looked up at the sky and found that night ___. [1] fell [2] had fallen [3] has fallen
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Whom, who or that?

Which is the correct sentence? Match me only with people I kissed or people that I am following or Match me only with people I kissed or people who I am following or Match me only with ...
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QQ which one is right? [closed]

The owner of this equipment has cleared the meeting room, last week. The meeting room was cleared from the unnecessary equipment by the owner, last week.
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Is there a term for the process of unintentionally making easily understood tasks or objects more complicated after “re-designing” it?

I have a word on the tip of my tongue but I am unsure if it truly exists. Is there a term or concept either in design, architecture, programming, etc. that involves recreating or reinventing the way a ...
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A format of question with “ For what” [closed]

is this format of question correct and what is the alternative style? For what this instrument is used? Thanks in advance.
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When are interrogative pronouns (or relative pronouns) needed in this context?

Look at the dictionary meanings below. I have copied them from the New Oxford American English Dictionary (the application for the dictionary on my Macintosh laptop): pedant: (noun) a person who is ...
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Love Experiences? Like Bonuses? Are these question fragments correct grammatically? [closed]

Or are they a product of digitalization of writing, where we shorten everything?! "Love Experiences?" "Like Bonuses? Get more Rewards and Discounts" ...can one use these statements in writing or ...
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Question that someone answers in lies to be morally right?

There are questions you ask someone and most of the time they will just answer in lies either to not hurt other people, to prevent confrontation, or to not be seen as a shallow people. Is there any ...
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at the surface question

"When the round steel bar is magnetised by passing alternating current through its length flux density is greatest at the surface" I found it in the book written by English people I don't know why ...
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“Five and a half million tons of laundry is / are sent to…” [closed]

I don't know which one to use, "is" or "are"? Thank you
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You know? or Do you know? [closed]

What difference between "You know my name?" and "Do you know my name?"? Example: Alice: Hey, Bob! Bob: You know my name?! or Bob: Do you know my name?! Which one is correct?
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Two questions in one sentence

I have a problem with combining two questions in one sentence. Let me show you an example: Which graphic shows how motorists should park in the public car park? or Who can inform them how they can ...
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“This does not have to go”

I'm watching this pool game, and the commentator keeps saying "this does not have to go" whenever a shot is hard. Not being a native english speaker I wonder if https://youtu.be/U_a2zMFGMQE?t=5242
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What is the meaning of this sentence ..please explain this [closed]

You’re right to be cautious---what is the meaning of this
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“Do I have my mobile phone inside?”- Is this sentence correct? [closed]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? "Do I have my mobile phone inside the restroom?" or "Do I have my phone there(some place)?"--- One day I asked this question to my friend and he replied that ...
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Who and what was the first meme? What does meme mean? [closed]

I might already know this, but I actually want to know it, you can't trust the internet, well except for you guys
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Is it correct to say “What's the happened?”? [closed]

I would say just "What happened?", but I've heard this also.
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Is the phrase “bled our country dry” a metaphor? Or some other figure of speech?

Is the phrase "bled our country dry" a metaphor? Or some other figure of speech? Context: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ_eV2TRlOg&t=175s
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How to ask about something which of the first, the second, the third. etc the thing is? [duplicate]

I know the question itself sounds strange but I cannot think of a better wording. I will provide two examples below: (1) 13 is the sixth smallest prime number; how would I ask someone about 13 so ...
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Type of vs Types of, kind of vs kinds of [duplicate]

I found a line on a page where I got, What type of books do you need? I think what types or kinds of books do you need? is more appropriate. I would like to know the real use of them. If I am not ...
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Plural form of Interrogative words

I am seeking to use 's' with wh-words, such as who and what. The phrase in context goes as such- "Empathy Map - Answering your whos and whats" The dilemma is whether the language allows us to use it ...
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“Where” vs “Where…to…”

In many languages, there is a different word for "Where" and "Where-to" (German "Wo" vs "Wohin", Spanish "Dónde" vs "Adónde", Hungarian "Hol" vs "Hova"...) Now, "Where-to" and "Whither", though ...
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How much shorter are your hands than mine?

or How much more expensive is your phone than mine? Are those questions well-formed? Do i have to use much here?
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How many would you like to request it for?

Trying not to sound too ignorant while instructing a piece of software in order to allow people to make request of services/items and while trying to say "For how many people would you like to make ...
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Which part of the question is the dominant clause?

Tell me if I am right in my analysis with this question: "You like steak, right?" The statement "You like steak" is the dominant clause, and "right" is simply an interjection of sorts. Just like if ...
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Where does compulsory do support come from?

We are familiar with the concept of "do support", where the verb do is used as a modal verb. It can be found frequently in Shakespeare and before and it is claimed to derive from the Celtic languages ...
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Taking a day off [closed]

Is anyone willing to take a day during the week off? What does this sentence imply? I wanted to let employees know that they can take another day off. Please advise if the first sentence is correct.
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Should “is…” be always considered as question sentence?

Should this always be considered as a question? or there is exception? In figure A: is the frame bigger then in the figure B.
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“I am not starving yet” is that correct English?

I am trying to say "I am not feeling hunger at the moment, but I probably will in the nearest future." "I am not starving yet" - is that a proper English in general and particularly in that case of ...
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Is Mr. X and us working on Monday?

I want to ask my friend if he and I along with Mr. X are working on Monday? Can you guys tell me how can I ask this? Do you think the below question are correct? Is Mr. X and us working on Monday? ...
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I was wondering if this question is grammatically correct. “ How different is people's belief about magic today from that of people in the past?”

I wanted to combine these two questions into one, and I came up with the question above. 1) What do people think of magic today? 2) What did people think of magic in the past?
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What-if-will construct

Sometimes i face people use will to express a future in questions (rarely, though): What if we will get just 30–60 active accounts? I know what-if-will may be used in some cases, but, as i ...
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Present continuous and present perfect continuous [closed]

We know one of the usage of present continuous and present perfect continuous is for temporary actions. I would like to know if there is any difference between them in case of temporary actions. for ...
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Which one is correct - You better ask James or better you ask James? [closed]

"You better ask James" or "better you ask James" which one is correct?
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Do “You know…” Questions need question marks

I'm not quite sure if the type of questions I'm asking about count as indirect questions, so I apologize if that's what I should have put in the title. Do you need a question mark when you're ...
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How do you give someone n options from A or B?

I have a list A and a list B, and I want someone to be able to choose n from the cumulative list formed by combining A and B. However, my initial attempts were subpar at best: You get n of your ...
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Simple Past vs. Present Perfect for recently completed actions

In the following dialogue: A: Look! I have bought a new hat. B: Nice! Where did you buy it? or C. Nice! Where have you bought it? Which is correct, b or c? Or both?
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Citations and Commas

How do you write #1? Does #2 need a comma before the word, while or no comma at all? "How is it? Do you like it? she would ask. And that is how we would carry on with our mother/daughter dinners each ...
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Does this sentence need a question mark [closed]

In trying to stay ahead of the RFP hitting, would you please review and update the attached project descriptions
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How should I transform “Jane has just broken her leg” into a question starting with “Who” and whose answer is “Jane”? [duplicate]

How should I transform this sentence into a question? Jane has just broken her leg. How do I form a question from that sentence so that it starts with who and whose answer is Jane? Q: ...
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You are too concerned with what was and what will be

Here's a quote from the movie 'Kung Fu Panda': Quit. Don't quit. Noodles. Don't noodles. You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There's a saying: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a ...
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Which tag question is right for this sentence? [closed]

Nowadays the only thing people seem to be interested in is earning more and more money, ____ ? a) don't they b) isn't it c) don't you d) will you Please explain which is the correct tag ...
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is antireligious a word? [closed]

I think anti-religious should be a word because there is not really a word for against a certain religion what do you think? I have already tried other websites like google.
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Names with question marks [closed]

If someone asks me about a person I don't know, can I say, for example?: Hey, do you know Mark? Mark? No, I don't. Who's he? Maybe it's a stupid question, but I just wanna make sure about. Thanks in ...
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On Forming a Question - It is time to feed the horses

Here is the sentence. Leena said to her brother, "It is time to feed the horses." which question below is grammatically correct? What time is it time to do? According to Leena, what time is it for? ...