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What is the difference between “Do you interest” and “…interested in” something?

I want to ask my friend about interest in engineering a system. How can I ask him? Do you interest in the system? or Do you interested in the system? Which phrase is correctly used?
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how to write good email [on hold]

I would like to know which country office intends to hire an office cleaner. 2.could you tell me How many languages are necessary to know the candidate? I will be pleased to know what qualities are ...
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'tell me what I should do' vs 'tell me what should I do'

These are questions and with questions you put the verb first and then the pronoun. For example: Affirmative : You can. Question: Can you? But sometimes when speaking I hear people not applying ...
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“Why don't you” vs. “Why won't you” in suggestions and questions

What is the difference between, Why don't you decorate the house yourself? Why won't you decorate the house yourself? Are both of these sentences grammatically correct? And what changes ...
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The difference between Laughed and Laughing in my sentence

I have two phrases but I can't understand what's the difference between them. I will make you laughing. and I will make you laughed.
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Does the verb go at the end of a question?

Could you tell me where your office is located? or Could you tell me where your office located is?
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'Should not be able' [on hold]

I asked a question: Why India should not be able to make such a huge expenditure for a region, which is urgently needed? Is the sentence grammatically correct? Does the question mark make ...
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Using “what + did” in a question

The examples: What killed the Prince of Persia series? What did kill the Prince of Persia series? Is the meaning the same in both questions? Are they both grammatical? Why or why not?
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Is that the correct question? (what film was?)

What film was? And the answer is The film was very interesting. Thanks.
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Question to ask

Please help me to frame the below questions Does anyone in the group have doctor John's number? Is the above statement correct? Please advise
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Two questions at a time [closed]

Are all of these examples grammaticality correct? 1-What do you think is the most epic scene in all 7 movies? (X is the most epic scene) 1'-What do you think the most epic scene in all 7 ...
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Given the answer “It's my first time here”, what questions could I ask to receive that answer?

Confused by this question, I find it difficult to ask a question about a number of occasions (about a single occasion, in particular) when there is a specific answer expected. It's my first time in ...
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Is it possible to make questions to these sentences? [closed]

1) This is my second stay here. 2) This is the second time I have been here. 3) This is our second lesson. Are these possible and idiomatic/or passable? 1) Which number stay of yours is it? 2) ...
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Whose or who? Help please in understanding the difference between them. What's the use of it?

Can you please help me understand the difference between using whose and who And why in this sentence whose is useful? whose umbrella is this? Is it your mother's? The choices were Who ...
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“Only me” or “Only I” (is working today)

Which is correct? Only me is working today? Only I is working today? Which of these should I use? Or neither?
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Does anyone know any examples that use this function or can write a simple example oneself?

I wrote the following question: Does anyone know any examples that use this function or can write a simple example oneself? This question uses "does" and "can" to ask about knowing or ability (to ...
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why should Allah punish you if you thanked him and believed in him? [closed]

I would like to know if there is any kind of negation in this question. Thanks a lot
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The order of the verb and adverbial phrase in question

Which order is correct? How much milk is in the fridge left? How much milk is left in the fridge?
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Using “get” in affirmative and question sentences

Sometimes I come across the sentences with get in strange (for me) place. For example: Does it get boring wearing the same clothes every day? Why get is here? Can I say different way? One more ...
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English History professors are very smart is ambiguity? [closed]

Also, She hates scratching dogs is ambiguous too?
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She is very envious that you have more money that she does [closed]

She is very envious that you have more money that she does. What is wrong here?
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Confused about when to use whom and whose [duplicate]

Which is correct: With whom are you going to the park? or Who are you going to the park with? There is also another confusing part of something similar. Example; This note comes from Bob. ...
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Natural way to explain figures

I am trying to write figure captions for a paper and wondering if there is more natural way to explain below. The amount of sweep gas was 0,3, and 6 mL/min. for A,B, and C, respectively. ...
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Is she not a girl?-VS-Isn't she a girl? [duplicate]

Is she not a girl? Isn't she a girl? Am I not here? Am not I here? Are tey all correct or right structured?
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Should I say “Are you open today?” or “Do you open today?”

When I can use "are" or "do" to ask a question? For example if I want to call a restaurant to ask if they open or not during a holiday, which question is right? Are you open today? Or Do you ...
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“what does it mean to be in love?” and “what does to be in love mean?”

Suppose we want to make a question from To be in love means X where X is some phrase. People usually say What does it mean to be in love? What is the role of "it" here? (a dummy subject? If ...
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“How much it cost?” or “How much does it cost?”

I want your help please. I know that correct question is "How much does it cost?" but I saw many questions like this with different structure like this "How much it cost?" So, which of these two is ...
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“Which is the …” or “Which the … is”?

I don't know which is the language. Or I don't know which the language is. Note that this is, of course, a positive sentence and not a question.
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Which (country)

Can the word "country" be omitted in the following? John visited France, Spain, and Italy last year. Which (country) did he like best? John visited France, Spain, and Italy last year. In ...
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Why would you do that

Sam: Can I get you something? Austin: Do you know what bugs me? Sam: People taking your order? Austin: No. Taking people’s order. Sam: Why would you do that? Austin: Hah. You ...
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How to agree with a negative statement?

In an application form I saw this question. The applicant needs to check one box yes or no. I have not been employed in any illegal entities. Choose Yes or No It confuses me, If the applicant ...
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How many items I can / can I add? [closed]

How to say correctly: How many items I can / can I add? Help, please.
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what time it is / is it

The native speaker told the second sentence is incorrect. Could you please explain why? (1) What time is it? (2) I don't know what time it is.
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'May I know…' if 'May I know when this group was established?' sounds natural? May I know other ways to ask this question?

May I know when this group was established? Hello. I learned in a text that we can say 'May I know...?' in formal situations. But an American teacher of English told me it sounded unnatural. He said '...
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Where is the subject of the question “”How many people are in your family?"?

What is the subject of the question? "How many people are in your family?" What is the rule this question was formed with? I mean, as I know, usually, to form a question with verb to be we have such ...
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How to ask a question correctly? Whose are these dictionaries?

Whose dictionaries these are? or Whose dictionaries are these? or Whose these dictionaries are? I'm so confused
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Making 4 types of question [closed]

What the right way to make 4 types of question with "has" in the sentence? My take on this, though it's really wrong I'm pretty sure: She has to get up early. Has she to get up early? Has she to ...
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Asking question using Present past tense

I have confusion in asking question like, If I want to ask about Tea came or not. Is Tea came Did Tea come Which one is correct or both wrong? Is there any other way to ask it. Thank you
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How to understand this question 'what did you shop for?'

I clearly understand the meaning of 'what did you shop?' But I don't understand this 'for' at the end.
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meaning of DO in this sentence?

What is the meaning of does in this sentence? Whose exhibition does “Stars At Dusk” painting belong to? Thank you very much
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Use of “which” in the middle of the sentence [closed]

Consider this sentence: There are many questions in this question I don't know to answer which one I don't know which one to answer I don't know which to answer I don't know which ...
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Asking to know if a sentence is correct

Is this sentence grammatically correct? When would you let me know have I been accepted? I felt doubt because it seems there is two questions.
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Is something + infinitive?

Is your goal to win the contest? Is the purpose of a pencil to draw? Does this form of questions (Is something to do) sound natural to native English speakers?
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When to use what

It is correct to say What FRIENDS were you hanging out with ? What AMERICAN AUTHOR wrote series of books about a .....? I find t weird to ask these questions but I read it in a book.
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Who/Whom does this bag belong to?

____ does this bag belong to? A. Whom B. Who Which one should I choose?
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Correct question sentence construction

Which one is correct to say ? I have read both the sentence consructions and both seems correct to me . Is there any grammar rule ? a) Where is the location? b) Where the location is ?
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Will the (an) answer be?

Let's suppose someone asked someone a question or made a proposal sometime ago and is still waiting for a reply. Is it idiomatic to ask "Will the (an) answer be?" meaning that he or she wants to know ...
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Asking a question as part of a sentence

I was wondering what is the grammar rule to include a question as a part of a sentence? Here are some examples: Example 1: Can you tell what am I missing? vs. Can you tell me what I am missing? ...
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When to use “he/she had” and when to use “had he/she” when formulating a question?

I'm not very sure, but I think the "he/she had" structure is more colloquial/informal? Or maybe I should never use that construction when asking questions? Here's an example sentence: Her ...
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What is the most natural way to ask this quesion?

• What language do you prefer to speak in? • In what language do you prefer to speak? • What language do you prefer to speak? I want to ask someone what language they prefer to speak at the moment. ...