There are a lot of fruits in tropical regions that we should know the right way to eat them. I want to ask locals about how should I eat for example Durian. Which question is the best?

  1. "How Durian should be eaten?"

  2. "How should I eat Durian?"

  3. "What is the right way to eat Durian?"

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    With nose plugs.... – Jim Sep 1 '18 at 5:03
  • @Jim "They taste like heaven, but smell like hell". – WS2 Sep 1 '18 at 7:06

In Australian English, to ask the proper way to do something, you would ask: How do you [do something]?

So I would ask: How do you eat durian?

Your second two examples would also be correct, but less common.

Your first example has the wrong word order, it should be: How should durian be eaten?

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    Quite right, but what's uniquely Australian about that? – WS2 Sep 1 '18 at 7:08

I would ask the question "What is the correct way to eat durian?" Or "How should durian be eaten?"


I think I may say like "What is the right way to eat durian?" Or "How do you eat durian?" Or "How should I eat durian?"

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    We ask that users provide an explanation with their answers. Please edit your answer to explain why your answer is right. – Em. Apr 9 '19 at 4:39

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