Which one is the right question "You liked it?" or "Did you like it?"

For me both look right, but I am not sure.

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    Whether or not something is right, depends entirely on the context. – Void Nov 8 '20 at 14:30
  • Did you like it? is in the standard form of a question. You liked it is a statement, but a simple sentence like this can be made into a question by adding a question mark or, in speech, by the tone of voice used. – Kate Bunting Nov 8 '20 at 15:29
  • The declarative question (well covered on ELU, and by Nordquist at 'ThoughtCo') is more informal, and though not ungrammatical, might be considered inappropriate in formal contexts. – Edwin Ashworth Nov 8 '20 at 15:41
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    It's worth noting that You liked it?" is not an alternative to "Did you like it?". "You liked it?" and similar constructions are often a question that expresses surprise -> "You liked it? I thought it was horrible!" and it would be wrong to ask "This answer is correct?" – Greybeard Nov 8 '20 at 17:12

If you wish to write correct formal grammar you should write:

Did you like it?

That is a formally correct grammatical question.

In informal speech and writing

You liked it?

Is used frequently enough to be acceptable, and those who hold that usage defines grammar would consider it correct.


You can use both the sentences. But the sentence (did you like it?) is appropriate grammatically. You can use the second one sentence in informal usage and you tone/accent should be like that you are asking a question.

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