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    Default how to ask a specific question.

    Hi, i would like to know how to ask a specific question in english.
    For Ex: Obama is the 45th president of US, so what should i ask to get an answer specifying 45th.

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Quote Originally Posted by yoursamal View Post
    Hi, i would like to know how to ask a specific question in english.
    For Ex: Obama is the 45th president of US, so what should i ask to get an answer specifying 45th.
    There is no specific question for this answer. To find an extensive list of previous posts on this, you can do a search for "whichth" - which isn't a word (yet).

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Quote Originally Posted by yoursamal View Post
    Hi, i would like to know how to ask a specific question in english.
    For Ex: Obama is the 45th president of US, so what should i ask to get an answer specifying 45th.
    Unless I have misunderstood your question and the previous response by Raymott, I would say: Who is the 45th president if the U.S.?

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    The question he is looking for something like "What number President is Obama?"

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Who is the 45th president of the U.S.?

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Quote Originally Posted by youandcorey View Post
    Who is the 45th president of the U.S.?
    That is not the question the OP wants. Have you read the previous posts? The answer to the question in red is "Obama". The poster wants the question for which the answer is "45th".

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Dear all,

    In this question im not looking for WHO is the president but what place he is the order like 45th or 46th.

    Somebody mentioned 'whichth president is Obama ?, and also What number President is Obama?" yes im looking for something like this but is this the correct way of asking or anyother way i can frame this question.

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Quote Originally Posted by yoursamal View Post
    Dear all,

    In this question im not looking for WHO is the president but what place he is the order like 45th or 46th.

    Somebody mentioned 'whichth president is Obama ?, and also What number President is Obama?" yes im looking for something like this but is this the correct way of asking or anyother way i can frame this question.
    There is no standard way to ask this. The suggestion of "whichth" is whimsical and not really a word in English.

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Quote Originally Posted by yoursamal View Post
    Hi, i would like to know how to ask a specific question in english.
    For Ex: Obama is the 45th president of US, so what should i ask to get an answer specifying 45th.

    NOT A TEACHER


    Mona: Excuse me. What number president is Barak Obama?

    Tony: Oh, he's the 44th.

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    Default Re: how to ask a specific question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There is no specific question for this answer. To find an extensive list of previous posts on this, you can do a search for "whichth" - which isn't a word (yet).

    There's a tag for whichth- I have added it to this post as it comes up some much, but the links is: whichth - UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum - Threads Tagged with whichth

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