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    ph2004 is offline Member
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    Default did teach/taught ?

    Is "Who did teach you that ?" correct ? Or should one only say : "Who taught you that ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is "Who did teach you that ?" correct ? Or should one only say : "Who taught you that ?"
    "Who taught you that?" is the correct form.

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    Default Re: did teach/taught ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Is "Who did teach you that ?" correct ? Or should one only say : "Who taught you that ?"
    Both are perfectly possible, but the first is highly emphatic, and would occur only in an exchange such as

    A: Did your father teach you that?
    B: No.
    A: Did your mother teach you that?
    B: No.
    A: So, who did teach you that?

    For normal, non-emphatic use, the second is standard.

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    Default Re: did teach/taught ?

    Rough winds do shake the darling buds of may.

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