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    Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

    Hi teachers,
    According to this statement, 'She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'
    Is this question appropriate? 'What did they do to each other? Is there a better one?
    Is it better 'How do they look at each other?'

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    AccordingIn relation to the statement, 'She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her", is this question appropriate - "What did they do to each other?"

    Is there a better one?

    Is it better 'How do did they look at each other?' better?

    Thanks in advance.
    The question "What did they do to each other?" is fine.

    "How did they look at each other?" doesn't really work because you would expect to get an adverb in response. For example, "They looked at each other angrily". "To stare" can't be converted into an adverb (ie you can't say "They looked at each other starily").

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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The question "What did they do to each other?" is fine.

    "How did they look at each other?" doesn't really work because you would expect to get an adverb in response. For example, "They looked at each other angrily". "To stare" can't be converted into an adverb (ie you can't say "They looked at each other starily").
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and to rephrase my questions.

    Best,
    L54

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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

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    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and for rephrasing my questions.

    Best,
    L54
    Bhai.

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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

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    Bhai.
    Thank you for you corrections. I really appreciate them!

    Best,
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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

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    Thank you for you corrections. I really appreciate them!

    Best,
    L54
    You are very welcome, L54.

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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

    You could also ask "Who stared at whom?"
    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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    Re: Question on this statement, ''She stared at Felix, and Felix stared back at her.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You could also ask "Who stared at whom?"
    Hi,
    Thank you very much for you suggestion.

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