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    Re: asking for help!!!

    I think,here,that,if you insist on having the question begin with "how" then,I'm afraid,the possible results may be minimal.A question that begins with "how" seeks to know the manner in which a particular action was performed.In this present case,I don't think same applies, besides,such questions are usually asked in the simple present or simple past tense(or aspect) DOES(simple present)she sing?"...she sings DID(simple past)she sing?"...she sang gracefully.It is impossible,for example,to have a question/answer like this..."How's she sung?
    ...she ???gracefully"
    Therefore,it suffices to say that an answer in the present or past perfect/participle cannot answer a question that begins with "how"..."what" would be a most empirical alternative.
    "She's broken her leg"...How....?(wrong)
    "She's broken her leg...What....(correct)
    ...what has she broken?...........Her leg!
    ...Has she broken anything?......(yes)Her leg
    Last edited by rhapsomatrics; 03-Oct-2005 at 18:02. Reason: typographical error

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