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What would be the interrogative form of the following sentence? [duplicate]

Say I want to know the serial number of Joe Biden as the president of the USA. How can I ask this to another person? What would be the interrogative form of the following sentence: Joe Biden is the [...
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How to ask a question about a person's order among her /his siblings? [duplicate]

In most of the indian languages ,there is a WH question word used to ask about a person's order among ones siblings . That is if she/he is the first , second or third child of ones parents. How to ...
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How to ask what nth? [duplicate]

If you don't get the question, that's exactly what I want to know. Imagine we have a ordered list of fruits. ["Apple", "Banana", "Peach", "Orange"] I want the 3rd fruit in that list. But you don't ...
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Asking about position of an element in an order [duplicate]

Suppose we have a sequence of elements, for example of fruits on a shelf. Let's say I want to ask about the position of the apple in the sequence. The answer, of course, is an (ordinal) number. But ...
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Till what grade, till grade

My grandma hadn't finished her schooling, so I wanted to know when she stopped going to school or more specifically "the grade after which she stopped going to school". Actually she completed her ...
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How to ask for ordinal date?

Let's say my friend's just arrived in New York 4 days ago. I could ask him "How many days have you been in New York?", and he would answer me something like "4 days." But if I want him to answer me, "...
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How do English speakers ask about something or someone's position in a series? [duplicate]

For example the US presidents, how do you ask about Obama's or Washington's positions in the order of presidents without having to mention 1st or 44th. Do you say: Obama is what president of the US?
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How do we ask this as a question? [duplicate]

If a kid has 4 siblings, I could ask him: Are you the eldest? Are you the youngest? Are you the fourth child? He could answer No, I'm the third. I want to ask the question without specifying any ...
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How to insert a question in a statement [duplicate]

So i have an answer here, but i need to know how to ask question for that answer: ans:he is his 3rd son. que: which son is he to him?? Is that question framing correct? Thanks.
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How can I ask what number of time it is of the person doing something in correct and concise way? [duplicate]

The answer I'd like to receive upon my question is this: It is my 4th. The question I'd like to ask is something like this: What timeth is it you are trying to do this?, or What timeth you ...
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How can I ask a person in which order in his family among the siblings?

My colleague he have two brothers. I want to know, he is first/second/third son of his parents, ie., the order in the family among their siblings. I can simply ask Are you first son of your family?...
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How to ask a question which implies an ordinal number as an answer? [duplicate]

How do I ask a question which implies an ordinal number as an answer? E.g. if I want to ask "which exit should I take on a motorway?" and I don't want to get an answer "left" or "right" or "the next ...
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English word for the German “wievielte” - like “How many Easters are we together?”

Imagine a couple sitting on a couch and one asks the other during Easter "How many Easters are we together?". There is a German wording which goes "Das wievielte Ostern sind wir nun zusammen?" The ...
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Make its question given below [closed]

If I want to ask question, how should I ask? Answer is given below; Akbar was the third king.
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Is there any word in English to ask for “whichth”? [duplicate]

In my native language, and most Indian languages that I know, there is a way to ask for "whichth", but I don't seem to have found anything similar in English. Let me explain below. What question ...

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