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The way of asking questions

While asking about measurment ,the way of asking confuses me . Because you have to make a very complicated sentence to ask and it is realy hard to traslate it to english word by word . To what ...
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How to respond to a friend suggestion

One of my colleague has sent me a message. Hi xyz, this is my friend abc and you might become friends... Her parents are from qwe place 🙂 How should I respond to this message in a way saying ...
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Does your institution has or have eye donation center? Or Has your institution eye donation centre?

which one is correct sentence? Does your institution has or have eye donation cente? In this sentence, which one I should use either has or have?
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Which sentence is correct, “Must you go already?” or “Should you go already?” [closed]

I just really need to know this. My teacher says that it's 'should' but I say it's 'must'.
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Is it okay to show favoritism between my 23, nearly 24 year old daughter and my newborn daughter who might be prettier as she gets older? [closed]

My new wife has a baby girl. She is newborn now. When she gets older, I think she has look prettier than my now adult daughter. What should I do?
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“Have you got to” vs. “Do you have to”

The sentence is: I have got to wait for the bus. Now if my friend wants to ask me about it, First question is: What would the question be? Have you got to wait for the bus? Do you have ...
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“you are?” vs “are you?” when asking for confirmation

I've just realized, for the nth time, that after someone says ...I'm past it the interlocutor replies You are? I hope I'm right in saying that this is, strictly speaking, wrong, as the ...
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Fly in a question

I'm just wondering if it's okay to ask someone where is he flying to this way: Where do you fly to? I asked someone what's his destination using this question and I think I've asked it wrong.
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Method of asking question

How many micron plastic bag is allowed to be used in your country? How many micron(thick)plastic bag is allowed to be used in your country? By this I mean to ask, what is the allowed thickness ...
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Qustion form for answer below

There is a waiting time of approximately 60 minutes before check-in . If I ask a question for this answer would the sentence below be correct? Approximately how many hour waitig time are there ...
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Does something interest (in) you or Do you interest (in) something?

Why is it correct to say: "Does something interest you" but not "Do you interest something"? But when we ask for example "Do you want to ask him" and "Does he want to ask me" are correct. Or does it ...
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How to answer a negative question?

Take the question: Did you not go to the store? If I did not go to the store, should I then say yes? Or no? If I did go to the the store, would my answer then have to be yes or no? For me I ...
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How would you ask opinions for differences between two things?

I want to ask politely for an in-depth explanation of how these two apparently similar things A and B are different when closely looked at. Eg: "In which way A and B are different from each other?"
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Asking a negative question [duplicate]

What should I say and why? 1) Why is not this tree long? 2) Why is this tree not long? 3) Why this tree is not long? (I almost exclude this possibility)
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Are “what is (something) stand for?” and “how is this happen?” correct?

I heard someone saying "what is (something) stand for?" and another question format "how is this happen?" Are these questions grammatically correct?
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how to use when with a subject

I'm learning English and I have question about how to use when in a question. for ex- if I want to ask someone when is the child school closes for holiday. how should I frame the question and which ...
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Is this question structure correct?

I am doubting if this question is correctly written. 10 to the power of what the number results in 100? If this were not a valid question, how would I have to ask it?
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What mood/tone is created?

I have to do a talk about an advertisement at school, but I don't know how to answer the following 2 questions: -what mood/tone is created by the video? -how is this mood/tone created? Could someone ...
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Is “have you got” used for asking about getting someting? [duplicate]

Can I use the sentence "have you got an umbrella" or anything else to ask someone whether he got it or not?
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When comes with did or does?

When did the school start? When does the school start? -- Which of the above looks absolutely correct as per the grammar rules.
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Construction of the sentences and difference “What” and “How”

Which one is correct and why? When does use How or What? And Does it need to use "Does" or doesn't? What does this song called? or How does this song called? What does this game call? or How ...
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Is “rejected” correct here?

he company _____ the contract because of unfair terms. liked accepted rejected signed I think "fair" means "not enough" so they rejected and not accepted, right?
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Why “which train goes to” not which train does go to

One day, I was teaching this kid English. We were talking about using "which" in different sentences. Then It came to using which with Inanimate objects and while we were discussing about it, he ...
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When you ask about some photos : “Did you take these?”/“Did you take them?”

If I ask about some photos that my friend has, I could ask "Did you take these photos?". But I wonder if these two forms could be used too or only one of them is correct to use. "Did you take these?"...
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Sentence correction explaination

There is a sentence in my homework that I don't know how to do it : I spent my holiday in a country which is peaceful and picturesque The instruction tells me to correct one of the bold words and ...
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What should happen to someone who _____ convicted of murder?

What should happen to someone who _____ convicted of murder? The options are has get gets I translated it but the three options has sense in Spanish. Which word is correct in this ...
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construction of the question

Is it correct to say like this? Or are these questions both wrong? Why did this sentence make differently? Why is this sentence made differently?
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Is it correct to ask: What is there?

Is it correct to ask: "What is there on the table / in your bag?" or is it better to ask: "What is on the table / in your bag?" Which one sounds more natural or colloquial?
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Question to sentence with infinitive

I am a bit puzzled by question forms on sentences with infinitive. Could someone clarify it? For example, I have the statement: We decided yesterday to do something next Monday. I would like to ...
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“Are you?” VS “Did you?”

My two daughters were watching TV. The elder girl suddenly said, " It's stink! Who farted?". She looked around. Then she looked at her little baby sister. ".....Are you?" I laughed and told ...
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Which is right? “Why did you go there and do/did that?”

Why did you go there and do that? Why did you go there and did that? Why? I feel the first sentence is correct but one of my friends argued that both the things are past, so, the sentence should ...
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Is this the right way to ask someone a question?

I would like to know how to ask someone about something without accusing them. If I want to know if someone at work has used my computer, can I ask "Have you used my computer?", without insulting ...
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How many years have you studied English?

For the question: How many years have you studied English? does it mean studying English only or studying all courses in English?
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Can you omit “do you” in question?

Is the second sentence correct? Do you have a question about XYZ? Contact us! Have a question about XYZ? Contact us! Basically I wonder if I can omit do you or if it is always required.
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Did you see your kids/Have you seen your kids/Have you been seeing your kids

If I had a friend who is divorced from his ex-wife, who he has two kids with. He sees the kids once in a while as they are living with the ex-wife. If I hadn't seen him for two weeks and then met with ...
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What he does vs What does he do? [closed]

What's the difference between them? and when do we use "What he does" and "What does he do"?
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“Do” as main verb

I do that work. You do that work. He does that work. Here is my question: if we use the verb "do" as main verb how can we form interrogative sentences? Are these correct? Do I do ...
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Can you omit do when the topic has been raised in a previous sentence?

For example in the following sentence it seems like do could be omitted: "Is it OK if we don't talk today? Or do you need to chat about something?" So that this would seem appropriate, maybe: "Is ...
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How do I ask in a neutral fashion?

I want to ask a colleague if a letter has already been sent, because I want to make some changes to it. Is it okay if I ask: "Have you sent that letter?" I want to ask in a neutral way. I am not sure ...
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congruence of tenses

A recent exchange between a student and I: ME: I have found a technique for doing …. HER: How have you found it? 
 Why not ask, “How have you found it?” Why is the simple past tense correct, ...
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Time tense for the question “have you?” [closed]

Please, I need help with this question. Should I use the participle or base form of the verb with the past participle question of: Have you find or have you found?
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Which one is correct gramatically? [closed]

It had to be me didn't it / hadn't it ? Which one's correct and why ?
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Fail to understand a complex question

I am not a native English speaker. I got a question in one of my English language test exam. The question is How important a part of your week are your free-time activities? Can anyone tell me what ...
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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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How can I make questions with “who” if there is a possessive pronoun in the answer?

What if the full sentence has a possessive pronoun in it and you have to ask the question with who? For example: --> Alex is eating his lunch. Would the question be "Who is eating his lunch?", would ...
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Question form of I wish

I like basketball. What do you like? 2 is the question form of 1. 3.I wish English was easy? Then, what is the question form of 3? I don't want to get what people wish something was easy as an ...
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Word order for asking a question

When will the contract be awarded? when the contract will be awarded? At times, I am confused over the word order of a sentence. In this example, I am asking a question. How do I determine the word ...
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Why is “do” or “does” not used in questions with “which” and “whose”?

I am struggling with subject questions. I understand the lack of do/does and did. I also know that this type of questions is formed only in third person singular, and we need to ask ourselves who or ...
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Turning 'What value of T is just small enough to make the bulb light?' into its affirmative form

I am somehow confused with regard to the way the following question is constructed What value of T is just small enough to make the bulb light? The question below, in contrast, is clear and we can ...
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Is it mandatory to use contractions in tag questions and the like?

Example 1: The weather is hot, isn't it? vs.: The weather is hot, is it not? Example 2: Aren't you going to study tonight? vs.: Are you not going to study tonight? Apart from ...