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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

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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Present Perfect ask negative questions

I sent invitation email for 2 friends, Well, after 1 hour first one told me thank you I received your email and I will be there. The second one told me, Hi lemme know when you send me an invitation. ...
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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 are you going now ? (Is it right question) [closed]

I think it have no meaning, please confirm This question is at my daughter homework sheet and i have no answer to it because I didn’t get what they wanted to know
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If my teacher ask me this, which is the right way to answer it? [closed]

Q : Are these books borrowed by you yesterday? A1 : Yes, these books are. A2 : Yes, these are. What is difference between A1 and A2?
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Which one is the correct question? -“Are you still living in that apartment?”or“Do you still live in that apartment?”

The first one enquires if the listener is living in the apartment at present.The second one is a question of simple present type which deals with more obvious or general facts(here,is the listener’s ...
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Something wrong in “What will this course help you to?”

I have been told by an English teacher that after the sentence "This course will help me to be more relaxed and patient" the following sentence is inadequate "What will this course help you ...
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Is “was” correct in “What was the questions?”

I saw a poster/plaque with this writing: Wine is the answer. What was the questions? Is it grammatically right? My doubt is about the use of was: indeed, if someone asked me to translate in ...
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Grammar- wh-questions

"Who among the following singers is from China?" I would like to know in the aforementioned question, should the noun "singers" be included or should it be rephrased to "Which of the following ...
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Is it correct to ask : How did it go at doctors?

Is it correct to ask: How did it go at doctors? Not sure how to ask.
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Is “Are you” correct when used in this sentence?

I'm reading a book and found there is a sentence. Is it correct? I'm not an English native speaker and I just feel Do you is more proper here. Just want to confirm.
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How can I use “How many” in a question without using helping verb?

How can I use "How many" in a question without using helping verb? Like this How many people died?
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Does it have or has?

Generally we use "hads* with he , she , and it. So which one is correct to say ? Does this phone has / have xyz function ? Does his father has / have a car ?
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is “what should be the meaning of life” a question?

Is the following sentence a question!? what should be the meaning of life I don't mean the meaning I'm talking about Grammer and structure
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Position of place

1.When you see a harming Chemical throwing at work place immediately inform us. 2. When you see a harming Chemical at work place throwing immediately inform us. Which sentence is correct in term of ...
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Is there a difference between “You okay?” vs “Are you okay?”

I'd like to understand whether there is any difference between two greetings. You okay? vs Are you okay? Do they mean the same thing? When would I use one or the other? Are there differences ...
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Placement of adverb of place

What is the difference of below two sentences? I saw Mr. Ram in the Vegetable Market repairing a Car. In the Vegetable Market, I saw Mr. Ram repairing a Car.
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Differences how many and whatever in the following context

What is the difference between the following sentences. 1.Tell me how many books you have. 2.Tell me whatever books you have.
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What is the full form of 'won't you?' [duplicate]

In an example sentence like: 'Sit down, won't you?' What is the full form of that sentence without contraction? Is it 'Sit down, will you not?' cause we can't say 'Sit down, will not you?'
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What does “if” mean in the questions

firstly example: She asked if the final was hard What does if mean in this sentence ? And how this sentence meanening question ?
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Is the sentence “Could I smoke here?" ungrammatical?

The correct sentence is "Can I smoke here?", but I wonder why I can't use "could" in this question.
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Use of Simple Tense for future action

Person 1: Could help me with that file. I am unable to find it in my Inbox? Person 2: Ok Sir don't worry I send you that file again. Is above answer suggest future course of action or question ...
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Difference between using “changed” and “did change” in this sentence [closed]

Which one is the correct way of asking this question? When? a) Why you changed your job? b) Why did you change your Job? c) Let me know why you changed your job? d) Let me know why did you change ...
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Correct Sentence construction for Wh Question

Is the Asking questions in below format is correct? a) Where you brought all these vegetables from?
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“What language is this?” Or “What is this language?”

What language is this? Or What is this language? Which sentence is grammatically right or are both of them right but just with different meanings?
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questions with Past Simple

If I ask a question in Past Simple using the coordinating conjunction and, does the second verb take -ed or not? e.g. Did you muster up the courage and propose? or Did you muster up the courage ...
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Difference between the questions starting with Did/Had/Have

What's the difference between below questions? Are they the same? Did you see the movie? Have you seen the movie? Had you seen the movie? I have used question 1 and 2 in situations when ...
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Is “be it as an” grammatically correct? [closed]

My sentence is "Water lily has many uses. Be it as an ornamental or as a food source." Is that acceptable? Please help! Thank you.
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Questions with and without auxiliary

Which one is correct way of asking Questions ? When to ask questions without auxiliary? Is asking question without Auxiliary is more formal way of asking questions ? a) Are you Ok? b) You ok ? a) ...
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What is a correct question?

What is a correct question to this answer? We have our Spanish lessons in the center. A: Where do you have got Spanish lessons? B: Where have you got Spanish lessons? Notice: considering that (...
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Is an interrogative sentence like “So did you?” or “So is she?”, possible?

A: Mike came here yesterday. B: Possible responses: (1) Did you, too? (2) So did you? Instead of saying, "Did you come here yesterday, too?", can you say, (1) "Did you, too?" and (2) "So did you?"? ...
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“I am sure what is going to happen next” is this grammatically correct?

"I am sure what is going to happen next" I have 2 questions for this sentence. Was I supposed to say I am sure about what... with about or without it? If we omit the "I am sure" part, the sentence ...
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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 you are or How are you? [duplicate]

In English Question format is Question world (Wh- , How) + Auxiliary + subject + Object? a) How are you feeling now? b) How you are feeling now? Which one is correct to ask in above Question?
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“talk with me about” vs “talk about with me”

Are both of these sentences correct? Does the position of the prepositional phrase matter here? What do you want to talk with me about? What do you want to talk about with me?
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How to ask about how to eat certain kinds of fruits?

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? "How Durian ...
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When to use did in question?

I have confusion about using did in questions ? a ) Let me know when did we change this ? b ) Let me know when we changed this? Both sound correct to me . Is there any rule about useing did in ...
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What/How + the verb “describe”

Describe is pretty common with how, for example: How do you describe yourself? My question is: Can I use what with the verb describe, for example: What do you describe yourself as? I suppose the ...
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What is the right way of asking someone to give a more detailed explanation of what he just said (or wrote)?

I was told something and now I want to get a more detailed explanation of what the person just said (or wrote). For example, the person wrote to me: The key difference between the two definitions ...
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“Does it change anything” or “Is it changes anything”?

Which sentence is correct? Does it change anything? or Is it changes anything? How would native speaker say something like this?
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questions: possible ways of asking what something does

What does your program? What does your program do? What your program does? What is it that your program does? Your program does what? Can anyone help me understand how these questions ...
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How do you encourage others to respond?

How do you encourage others to respond? What's the most common way to invite others to respond? Let me give you some examples. Which of the following ways is more commonplace than others? You know ...