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Questions tagged [questions]

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

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Can someone explain this archaic way of phrasing a question?

I'm watching a video where a character that is a 18th century aristocrat asks a question in a way I don't recognize. I'm not a native English speaker and I've never heard this form before. I'm going ...
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Does this sentence need a question mark

In trying to stay ahead of the RFP hitting, would you please review and update the attached project descriptions
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Why can't we change an imperative to a question? [on hold]

My name is Ali. I'm from Afghanistan I"m an English learner.
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Specific question about conditional in English [NEED HELP PLEASE] [on hold]

I have a question about conditionals in English. In which case should I use the fourth conditional ? Thank you in advance, RD
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Who are the cloud of witnesses and do they communicate to us today? [on hold]

Who are the cloud of witnesses mentioned in Heb.12:1 and do they communicate to us today? Some examples of this from the bible is Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration and the man mentioned ...
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Transform sentence into a questions [duplicate]

How can I transform this sentence into a question? -Jane has just broken her leg How to form a question -Who__________?
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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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How should I ask a question? [closed]

How should aI ask this question? Jane has just broken her leg How to form a question -Who__________?
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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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“When is happens” meaning [closed]

I encountered this structure in the sentence: "when is happens". Is it grammatically correct?
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How to combining two questions with or? [closed]

I have a little problem about grammar of multiple questions with or. Accidentally I saw this English test on the internet, the person who gave the test believe the answer is number 2 but I think ...
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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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which of the following is gramatically correct? [on hold]

The students who I need the reports for are James and John. or The students for whom I need the reports are James and John.
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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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Combining questions into one

A person asks someone this question.. 'Did you hear that...?' Now the person who asks the question itself scornfully adds that 'you would not have heard it for sure' Now can I combine these 2 ...
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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."
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Species of animals

Which one is correct? Types of animals, kinds of animals or species of animals? Please write some examples. And is it correct to say "species of fish"?
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usage of alternative question

Is it correct to say: " Is the church at the end of the street catholic or it isn't? " If it is not then, please, explain why it is not and give the correct usage of alt. question in this example.
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Does a relative pronoun really combine the function of a pronoun with that of a conjunction?

Oxford Living Dictionaries defines 'relative pronoun' as follows: (Originally) a pronoun which refers to an antecedent, as a demonstrative or personal pronoun; (now) specifically a pronoun which ...
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Omiting words in informal English [closed]

Hi there are few dialogues from the movie Ocean's eleven extracted from English subtitles created by a native speaker so I suppose it's without grammar mistakes I just want to know if I understand it ...
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I am not able to understand the meaning of following sentence. Please help me understand if it is a statement of question.

*May I submit that my educational background, research and employment experience, and a diverse skill set make me a good fit for your academic program. * I read this sentence in a Statement of Purpose....
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Is it possible to put a personal pronoun between “How about” and “-ing”?

There is an expression used when you invite, or give advice to, someone, "how about -ing?". Regarding this, my question is whether or not it's possible to add a genitive personal pronoun, just like ...
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What is the term for when somebody answers your question with the same phrase as your question

For example, I would say "Why is this thing popular?" And someone else responds with "Because it is popular." What is that type of answer called? I've heard the term before but I can't remember. ...
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What is the difference between the questions below

Could you explain the difference between "When do you think he will come?" and "How do you think when will he come?". Why only the first one is grammatically correct and the second is wrong? Why can't ...
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Is this true “have we been here yesterday”?

which one is true ? haven't we been here before? AND hadn't we been here before? I ask this question because i heard haven't we been here before? from music lyrics. Isn't 'before' including the ...
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“If and who” correctly phrased

First an example to clarify what im talking about: If you are refering, for example, to a person you do now know the name and the location of, you would say something like this: "He is the caretaker, ...
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Should I capitalize after a question?

Should this sentence be: "What do I have to do with it?" He asked. or "What do I have to do with it?" he asked. Can it be both?
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Usage of “what” in questions [closed]

My teacher asked me, What friends were you hanging out with? I think maybe she was wrong or maybe I do not know the other uses of "what" in asking questions.
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How to Write a Series of Questions [duplicate]

Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find the appropriate article to assist me. I'm writing clinical paper work and I need to know how to write a series of question. Here's my ...
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How to ask someone to only repeat single word instead of sentence?

I don’t know why this kind of questions haven’t been asked. Sometime when we have a interview with employees, they could say words or jagons we are unfamailiar with or we don’t know meanings. Imagine ...
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Ex: Can I write it this way and is it grammatically correct, as the additional phrase in the end of a question sounds weird?

Questions with subordinate (declarative) clauses at the end sound weird. For example: Can you grant me access to the document, since it is currently unavailable? Where do I submit this, as ...
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interrogative sentences with W-clauses in the middle

I know that when we are reporting a question in our sentence in reported speech, the question mark shall be removed, like this : Question asked from me : Did you know that girl? Reported : He ...
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Is there a name for this particular kind of rhetorical question?

An example: Coffee? Why are you asking if I want coffee? Here the speaker, depending on context, means to say that they either want coffee or don't want it and that, in either case, this should be ...
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Rhetorical device? Answer question with example of the answer showing how to find the answer

Imagine the following online dialog. Question: What is a hyperlink? Answer: Click on the following, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperlink, or type it into your web browser. (Thanks ...
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“I got tense” or “I got tensed”?

Instead of using "I got tense", can I use "I got tensed"? On a similar note, instead of using "The angrier you get, the tenser your body gets", can I use "The angier you get, the more tensed your ...
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Differentiating between the use of “or” in questions

In a question such as "Does this word mean plenty or too much?" where the two words conjugated by "or" are similar in meaning could be asked in a way that a yes or no answer is expected instead of x ...
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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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Using punctuation within a question to create a pause

Is it possible to create a long pause (confusion) in the following question. 'You're maybe wondering how could that be. That she is considering running away?' Between 'be and that', I was ...
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How to use commas in a question asking which of the two is right?

Did she just become rich or was she born rich? Did she just become rich , or was she born rich? Did she just become rich , or, was she born rich? Which are the correct ways to ask this question? ...
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What does it mean to be asked 'can I' answer a question? [closed]

Is the sentence below asking simply if you can answer the problem, or to give an answer to the problem? * Please do not edit. This way it appears below, is the way it was presented from the initial ...
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A Question Regarding the Use of a Comma for a Quoted Question [closed]

I'd like to ask for the community's opinion regarding the correct usage of a comma for a quoted question. In a situation such as this, which of the two following sentences would be correct? The ...
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Why do few people say “How is your today?”?

My mom asks me "How is your today?" every day. I have been trying to tell her that nobody ever says that, and that most people say, "How is your day?" (somehow, using the noun day is more acceptable ...