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    Unregistered Lina Guest

    Smile Do you use this expression?

    Hello

    If someone say "I feel sick this morning", you may ask " What happened? " , " What's the matter?" or " What's wrong?"
    I'd like to know whether you use " What have you been doing?" in this situation.

    Thank you.

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    M56 Guest

    Re: Do you use this expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered Lina
    Hello

    If someone say "I feel sick this morning", you may ask " What happened? " , " What's the matter?" or " What's wrong?"
    I'd like to know whether you use " What have you been doing?" in this situation.

    Thank you.
    Yes, you can say " What have you been doing <that has made you become sick>?"

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    Re: Do you use this expression?

    if you were to translate that meaning directly from turkish into english, that would be what you will hear. But i dont think present perfect progressive tense is proper for that sense. i would suggest "what happened".

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    Re: Do you use this expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    if you were to translate that meaning directly from turkish into english, that would be what you will hear. But i dont think present perfect progressive tense is proper for that sense. i would suggest "what happened".
    The use is English and very common.

    What have you been doing to end up with such a nice tan?
    What have you been doing to lose so much weight?
    What have you been doing to have lost so much weight?
    What have you been doing to end up with such a cold?

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    Re: Do you use this expression?

    shame on me, my english is not well developed in the presence of an english teacher, i wont talk anymore:) i didnt know the informations you just gave

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    Re: Do you use this expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    shame on me, my english is not well developed in the presence of an english teacher, i wont talk anymore:) i didnt know the informations you just gave
    Please, you must continue to speak. Practice makes perfect. Mistakes are useful.

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