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    #1

    asking for help!!!

    Please make question for the sentence as follow:
    - She's brocken her leg
    How...................................?

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    #2

    Re: asking for help!!!

    How did she do it?

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    #3

    Re: asking for help!!!

    What has hapenned to her?
    What did she break?
    Has she broken her leg?
    Hasn't she broken her leg?


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    #4

    Re: asking for help!!!

    (1) How did her leg break?

    (2) How did it happen?

    (3) What has happened to her leg?

    (4) How her leg broke?


    Peter


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    #5

    Re: asking for help!!!

    How is she?


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    #6

    Re: asking for help!!!

    How di sh break her leg.....?

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    #7

    Re: asking for help!!!

    (4) How her leg broke?


    Peter[/QUOTE]


    Is it right English? :


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    #8

    Re: asking for help!!!

    Hello renzheng04,

    I realized my mistake. My apology for it.

    I think "How her leg was broken" should be right grammatically.


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    #9

    Re: asking for help!!!

    I think what Peter's trying to say is:
    How was her leg broken?


    I would say:
    How did she break her leg?

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    #10

    Re: asking for help!!!

    I think,here,that, if you insist on having the question begin with "how",the possible results will be minimal.A question that begins with "how" seeks to know the manner in which a particular action was performed and such questions are usually asked in the simple present and simple past tenses(or aspects)..eg...how DOES(simple present)she sing?...she sings gracefully...eg How DID(simple past)she sing?...she sang gracefully...it is difficult,for example,to have an answer like this..."she's sung gracefully" yet expect the question to begin with how..."how did she sing?"(wrong).
    To conclude,an answer in the present perfect or past perfect tense cannot have the question begin with "how"..."what" would be an empirical alternative.
    "she's broken her leg"...how?(wrong)
    "she's broken her leg"..."what"(correct)..eg "what has she broken"?..."Has she broken anything?"(correct)

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