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    Default difference between sentences

    What's the difference between those below 2 sentences.

    1. What you did?
    2. What did you do?

    any of the answer/opinion are hearty accepted and welcome.
    I'd really appreciate it.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    The second sentence is correct. Where did you see the first one? I'm not sure if I've ever heard it.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    There are lots of similar sentences in google.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    "What you did" is fine for a noun phrase.

    What you did was very generous.
    I still can't believe what you did for us.

    It's not at all grammatical as a full sentence in the form of a question.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    "You did what?!" is a possible utterance. When people say it, they often look like this or like this. It's not the most polite thing to say.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "What you did" is fine for a noun phrase.

    What you did was very generous.
    I still can't believe what you did for us.

    It's not at all grammatical as a full sentence in the form of a question.
    For Example,

    "The system has failed Boby. What you did? I thought you did something wrong."

    So, doesn't above sentence make sense?

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    Not really, no.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Not really, no.
    If you don't mind could you please correct the above sentence.

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    What is the middle part saying?

    I can't correct it until I have a better sense of what it is trying to say.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: difference between sentences

    "The system has failed Boby. What you did you do? I thought you did something wrong."

    Now is it correct ?

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