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Questions tagged [questions]

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

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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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"How long” in a question

How long does it take for my item to arrive? How long does it take to arrive? Could the second question be used as an alternative to the first? Should I provide some context before utilizing it?...
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What is the meaning of this sentence ..please explain this [on hold]

You’re right to be cautious---what is the meaning of this
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“Has sat” vs “Has sit” [migrated]

My friend and I were looking towards our boss and wondering when to enter his room to speak to him. Usually, a good indication of whether he is free or not is to check whether he is sitting down. So ...
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“Do I have my mobile phone inside?”- Is this sentence correct? [on hold]

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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Tenses: Present and past perfect interrogative [on hold]

Please clarify if, 'Had i been to the mall?" is Past perfect interrogative form and 'Have i been to the mall?" Present perfect interrogative form.
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Who and what was the first meme? What does meme mean? [on hold]

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 the phrase correct?: part I [closed]

Is the phrase "And how is it so that we start the day?" correct?
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Does the verb go at the end of a question? [migrated]

Could you tell me where your office is located? or Could you tell me where your office located is?
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Is it correct to say “What's the happened?”? [on hold]

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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Should a question with the word “or” in it end with a question mark? [closed]

Would you like to go to New York or would you like to go to Chicago
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Origin of Question Form

I'm studing English and I'm in trouble about question form. I wonder why English question form is made by switching subject and verb? For example, I am a student(S V O) / Am I a student?(V S O) I ...
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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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Whose or who? Help please in understanding the difference between them. What's the use of it? [migrated]

Can you please help me understand the difference between using whose and who And why in this sentence whose is useful? whose umbrella is this? Is it your mother's? The choices were Who ...
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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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“Survive” vs “survive for” in a question

Is there any difference, either in meaning/emphasis or in correctness, between "survive" and "survive for" in a question? Example: I didn't water my plants before leaving. How long will they ...
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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? ...
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Which and will together in a sentence

I have a question about this sentence. Please help me to clarify it. "On which dates the community center will be closed ?" Is there anything wrong in this sentence? And what should be the ...
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Why do some people say things like “Would you like the salt and pepper” when they are in fact wanting it

Why do some people say things like "Would you like the salt and pepper" when they are in fact wanting it themselves? Or "would you like to turn on the ABC news" when it's they who want the news on? I ...
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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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A: You haven't heard it? B: No, I heard it (nodding a yes)

A: You haven't heard it? B: No, I heard it (nodding a yes) I'd always expect as a positive response to a negative question Yes, I heard it / did. Why so? Link to video 22:32
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What is a verb for trying to dodge an issue and smooth it over?

For example, you can tell your friend is furious at you, so you try to dodge their inevitable fury. You may do a nervous laugh and say "Wow, you look great!" or "Nice weather we're having!" What ...
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Is my syntax correct and is there a better version?

Here is the sentence: "Why is a conjugated system bigger, the smaller the atomic electron transitions?" I mean that when a conjugated system gets bigger, the atomic electron transitions get smaller, ...
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Does this sentence need a question mark?: “What was the secret, John was asked.”

I want to know if this sentence needs a question mark to be grammatically correct: "What was the secret, John was asked."