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    Is this sentence correct?

    How does a small child do? Thank you!

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    Default Re: Could you please help me with this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is this sentence correct?

    How does a small child do? Thank you!
    No, it's not right. What do you think it means?

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    Default Re: Could you please help me with this question?

    Thank you very much for your answer!

    I am just a English bignner. My teacher asked me to correct this sentence. But I don't know where is wrong and how to correct.

    Can I correct it like this: What does a small child do? Thank you very much!
    Last edited by Harry12345; 15-Mar-2010 at 04:56.

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    Default Re: Could you please help me with this question?

    had it been "how does a child do that"than it would have been right sentence otherwise "what does......do" is also right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Thank you very much for your answer!

    I am just a English bignner. My teacher asked me to correct this sentence. But I don't know where is wrong and how to correct.

    Can I correct it like this: What does a small child do? Thank you very much!
    Yes, that's a correct sentence.
    But I wouldn't call that a correction of the sentence since it means a completely different thing. It's been changed to a different question. But that's the probably the answer.

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    Default Re: Could you please help me with this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhagona View Post
    had it been "how does a child do that"than it would have been right sentence otherwise "what does......do" is also right.
    Teacher: "what does ... do that" is incorrect.

    If you've heard something that a child can do and would like to know how it does that, then you ask "how does a child do that?"

    "what does a child do?" means you want to know what it does.
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