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Ask correctly about something in the future : “Will candidates get accommodation ?”

I always find difficulties in asking properly in English. Can you help me to correct the following : Will the selected candidates for both fellowships get accommodation and/or any financial ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ways to answer “How” question

Given: The moon is a satellite of the earth, revolving around the earth once every twenty-nine and a half days. The moon itself rotates very slowly but it does so very slowly. Question: How ...
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How to make a question about a range?

There is a snippet of a text below where the number of speakers of different languages is not mentioned distinctly. It's just stated as "from very large" to "very small". I'd like to make a question ...
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How to ask someone for cycling?

I moved into a new apartment and don't have any friend in this apartment. I want to make new friends but don't know how to initiate the conversation. I thought asking someone for cycling would be good ...
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Questions with did in English

Is below sentence is Correct? He sent you here, did he? I studied in English that first form of verb is used with did . Did he send you? Even i feel below sentence is correct. He has sent you ...
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Regarding the construction “How long ago was it that…”

If we try to derive the corresponding declarative form of the question: How long ago was it since he had slept without fear? we will find: It was X since he had slept without fear. where X, ...
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Differences between using auxiliary verb “is” in a question in different “positions”

Context: someone is taking an exam reads the following question: "What is GDP?" "What GDP is?" What are the differences between the questions? Are both grammatically correct? If yes, are ...
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Questions in declarative word order for a question which is directly answered

I recently had a discussion with a native speaker who said Why I don't like oranges? Because... would be ungrammatical. They point out that it should be Why don't I like oranges? instead. I ...
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Can “connected” be used to ask about one's relation with another one?

I have found many expressions with connected that describe two people relationship, but it is often (if not always) indicate the souls' connection. Expressions like: What is the meaning of two ...
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Why don't we use did in this case?

Can someone explain the use of "did" when used with a question. Why do we say 'Who invented the bicyle' and not 'who did invent the bicycle?' I know it is incorrect with "did" - but why?
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what has he done

John thinks you hate him. a. What has he done for me to hate him? b. What has he done for me to hate him for? c. What has he done that I should hate him? d. What has he done that I should hate him ...
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who does he think he is

Tom thinks you love him. a. Who does he think he is that I should love him? b. Who does he think he is that I would love him? c. Who does he think he is for me to love him? Are sentences (a), (b) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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What are the differences between “Do you think you could” and “Could you”?

Is there a difference in the tone? What is the difference in their meanings?
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Can we give answer in perfect tense when question was asked in simple tense?

Can we give answer in perfect tense when question was asked in simple tense? E.g.1. a) Where did you go this holiday? Ans: We went to my India this holiday. I am not sure about below conversation. ...
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Past Simple vs Past Perfect

A: I was too angry. And cold. I had been waiting outside the cinema for three-quarters of an hour. B: But why? _____________________ (you/not/get) my text? A: What text? B: The text I sent you ...
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Confuse about questions structure

I came across a sentence bellow At what time does the next plane to London leave? And I couldn't distinguish the difference from this statement At what time does the next plane leave to London?...
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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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when to use reach

I have a question about the usage of the word 'reach' in the past tense. Which one is the correct question to ask my friend to make sure he reached there before me, while I was still travelling ...
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It has been in there for ages

Is this sentence correct to use in the following context? "I took out the milk from the fridge. It has been in there for ages." I mean, the milk is no longer in the fridge while the person says ...
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Making question

I'd like to know the difference between Why don't you do it? Why do you not do it?" Could you please let me know the differences?
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Who do people ignore the word “how” at the beginning of a question? What should I do with it?

Example (https://www.quora.com/How-does-depression-kill-people) : Question: How does depression kills people? Answer: Yes, It effects quality of life very seriously, even up to death, ...
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What structures are sometimes used in your country? -> What +sth + verb question format

What structures are sometimes used in your country? or What are structures sometimes used in your country? What tax issues arise in your jurisdiction? or What do tax issues arise in your ...
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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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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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Do I need to use an auxiliary verb?

I have a sentence When tourists visit Australia? Now, my question is - do I need to put "do" in it? When do tourists visit Australia? I don't know why, but the first one seems more natural to me. ...
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“There is … on the road” vs “the road has…”

I came across the sentence: there is more traffic on the road Could I build up a sentence like this one below the road has more traffic being sure that the meaning is still the same? If yes,...