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

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    How did she do it?

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

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    (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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    How is she?

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

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    (4) How her leg broke?


    Peter[/QUOTE]


    Is it right English? :

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    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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    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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    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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