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    How to express an idea

    Hello everyone,
    Why are you playing in the sun? When children are playing on the ground, Can I ask this question to children?
    Is it correct or should use another sentence?
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    Re: How to express an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Why are you playing in the sun? When children are playing on the ground, Can I ask this question to children?
    Is it correct or should use another sentence?
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    There is not necessarily a relationship in your example between "in the sun" and "on the ground". For a more general question, you might ask "Why are you playing outside?".

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    Re: How to express an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    There is not necessarily a relationship in your example between "in the sun" and "on the ground". For a more general question, you might ask "Why are you playing outside?".
    I mean some are playing in the day time heat, so can I ask, why are you playing in the sun? I don't know how to express my doubts or I don't get the words to express my doubts.
    Thank you.

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    Re: How to express an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I mean some are playing in the day time heat, so can I ask, why are you playing in the sun? I don't know how to express my doubts or I don't get the words to express my doubts.
    Thank you.
    Yes, you can ask "Why are you playing in the sun?"

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