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Should I use “in weekdays” or “on weekdays”?

In my school my teacher do a test for all the class. I have 9.8 in the test because I put in weekdays. She said: Mariana, we use on weekdays... What is the correct sentence?
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Placement of a preposition in questions

In my workbook, I have two sentences: He waited for her on the street and He is apologising to her for his misbehaviour. My task is to make questions to the word her in both of the sentences. Which ...
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Which is the correct way to say it “who are you spending it with?” Or “whom are you spending it with?”

As per the grammar rules, if "I" is the subject of the sentence then the other person must the object. And generally whom is used in the objective form but in this case the prior format is more common ...
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What is wrong with this question

I have a sentence My wife ate eleven snickers, and I'm trying to ask about the quantity of snickers. I know that the question How many snickers did my wife eat? is correct, but what is wrong with How ...
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“For what” vs “what…for”

For what did I pay you 500 dollars more? What did I pay you 500 dollars more for? Are both of these questions grammatical?
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“what+noun” can take modifiers when asking?

can I ask questions in this way? "What food made in that factory made you sick?" "what kind of man-eating animals living in the reality are the most dangerous?" or say:"You should know how terribly ...
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Answering a question within a question

How can I answer a question within a question? Which should be answered first; the former one, or the latter one? For example: Can you tell me, who is PM of India? Answer 1: Yes I can tell you....
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Is this question “If we can't write a unit test then what is the closest solution?” grammatical?

I'd like to know whether the question If we can't write a unit test then what is the closest solution? grammatical? Does it sound natural or may be you would ask that kind of a question some ...
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are we, did we, will we?

I asked a colleague: "are we restarting (some application) today" He responded with: "i don’t understand the verb tense of your question: did we ? will we?" Am I using the wrong tense here? ...
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Indirect questions with passive voice: “Could you tell me what time…”

There is the questions What time is breakfast served? how should I create an indirect question? Could you tell me what time breakfast served? or probably Could you tell me what time ...
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Confirmation message for anyone

When I want to confirm some statement, I shall put negative question at the end of the sentence. "He is tall, is not he?" How to phrase this idiom with "anyone"? "Anyone can place an order, ...
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What is the correct way to ask why is something needed? [closed]

At the end of a statement, I would like to ask for the reason why the object mentioned in that sentence is required or needed, so the person can click on that question and find out the explanation. ...
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Which one to use “Does” or “Is”

I have two sentences. I would like to know which one is correct. Please help me to understand. "Is the apartment is still available to rent?" "Does the apartment is still available to rent?"
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“Questions”, Construction with “do” and “be”

I always tend to use constructions like in the examples below. Where I'm mixing "do" and "be" by way similar to that when the "do" and "have" are used together. (e.g. Does it have?). Why it is wrong? ...
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Numerals: how to read and understand [closed]

Please, help me to puzzle it out:) I've read the sentense in the text about school: "There are about one 600 pupils". The author writes how large the school is. I understand the meaning of the phrase, ...
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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 would be convenient for you to meet?” VS “When it will be convenient for you?”

I have to write a formal email to my manager for arranging a short meeting. What is the more formal and correct expression in this context: When would be convenient for you to meet? When it ...
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Word order in question

Is a verb in questions in English always in front of subject? For example, can I say 'You are fine?', or should I always say 'Are you fine?'.
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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. ...
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In a negative-intergative sentence, whether NOT before subject or after subject?

I'm a boy. I'm happy. I'm eating rice. I eat rice. I have eaten rice. I'm here. I'm in Canada. What would be negative questions for all above? I'm confused sometimes "NOT" sits before subject like ...
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How to make question form from “the only way to do this is to…”?

What is the question form of this sentence? The only way to do X is to do Y. Is it this? Is the only way to do X to do Y? I think it's grammatically correct, but it doesn't sound fluent to my ...
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how to ask this question? [closed]

I want to download a whole article from a series of pages in a website, like a long article divided into several webpages and we click the "Next Page" button at the bottom. Here are some keywords to ...
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Does she have or has she got? Which one is correct?

I'm not sure which one is correct. I had read that "does have" is more likely used in American English and "has got" in British English. But which one of these is correct? What kind of hobbies does ...
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Position of place

When you see a harming Chemical throwing at work place immediately inform us. When you see a harming Chemical at work place throwing immediately inform us. Which sentence is correct in term of ...
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Where to place are/is in question sentences?

I can't tell where I need to put the verb are/is in question sentences. For example: Do you know how many feet are in one mile? It sounds completely odd to my ears but I know it's right. I'd ...
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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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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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“Has sat” vs “Has sit”

My friend and I were looking towards our boss and wondering when to enter his room to speak to him. Usually, a good indication of whether he is free or not is to check whether he is sitting down. So ...
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“How long” in a question

How long does it take for my item to arrive? How long does it take to arrive? Could the second question be used as an alternative to the first? Should I provide some context before utilizing it?...
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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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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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The use of the verb thank in the progressive form

Can I use the verb "to thank" in the present continuous (progressive) form such as in "Are you thanking me...? ( I am a nonnative speaker of English)
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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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'tell me what I should do' vs 'tell me what should I do' [duplicate]

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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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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'Should not be able' [closed]

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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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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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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A Complete Interrogative Sentence, Grammatically Proper, Like a Complete Declarative Sentence?

From what I’ve read, and got, here, a complete declarative sentence requests a verb, and arguments. Does a complete interrogative request this, to get thought of as grammatically proper, too? She (...
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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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“Do you want” vs “would you like?”

As a non-native speaker when I talk to native speakers, I tend to use "Do you want ...." instead of "Would you like....?" e.g. "Do you want we have the meeting in this room?" "Do you want we have ...
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In a headline should I use “Isn't it time…” or “Is it time…”

I have headline and there is confusion over which is correct. "Is it time to make the jump?" or "Isn't it time to make the jump?"
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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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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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does it charge extra? or is there an extra change?

If I want to ask if something (like wifi) charges extra, which sounds more natural: does it charge extra? or is there an extra charge?
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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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Which one is correct: “what did he do” or “what did he does”?

I am confused about how to use "what did he do" and "what did he does". I want to ask one friend what another friend does.