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Sentences:

1) "Whose dog did bite him?" or "Whose dog bit him?"

2) "Whose children did man organize the celebration for?" or "Whose children man organized the celebration for?" (Man organized the celebration for children. The question about defining children)

What is the right way to ask these questions?

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Whose dog bit him?

and

Whose children did the man organize the celebration for?

although you may get yelled at for ending your sentence with a preposition.

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    ...and not showing any research, or which you think is wrong and why.
    – Davo
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 20:28
  • @Stephen S Thanks a lot for your help. Is it more appropriate way of asking? FOR whose children did the man organize the celebration?
    – Max
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 20:31
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    @Max and Stephen S: I'd suggest rather "may get yelled at"; sensible grammarians do not worry about this particular rule, as even highly literate and eloquent native speakers don't bother to follow it reliably. Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 20:39
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    @NathanTuggy yeah, it's a general axiom that everyone spouts but fewer actually follow. Still good to have out there on a site like this though.
    – Stephen S
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 20:40
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    I do think it's good to let learners know of its existence, but ideally also let them know that it's not actually that big a deal. Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 20:45

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