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    Short answers

    Hello,

    Are these short answers to these questions correct? I think there should be 'do' and 'does' at the end of each phrase.

    'Which of you work(It is always 'work' not 'works', right?) at the ministry?' 'Adams.'

    'Who is working in that room now?' 'Simpson.'

    'Who comes here in the morning?' 'We.'

    'Whose son learns English?' 'My son.'

    'Which of you learn French?' 'Adams and Simpson.'

    'Who is talking to your teacher now?' 'My friend'

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    Re: Short answers

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Are these short answers to these questions correct? I think there should be 'do' and 'does' at the end of each phrase.

    'Which of you work(It is always 'work' not 'works', right?) at the ministry?' 'Adams.' That's OK, but "Adams does" would sound a little better.

    'Who is working in that room now?' 'Simpson.' That's fine as it is. If you wanted to add anything it would be "Simpson is".

    'Who comes here in the morning?' 'We.' That is incorrect. You need another word in the answer.

    'Whose son learns English?' 'My son.' That's OK.

    'Which of you learn French?' 'Adams and Simpson.' If the person asking the question knows that there is more than one person learning French then "learn" is correct. If they know only one person is learning French, then "learns" would be correct.

    'Who is talking to your teacher now?' 'My friend.' That is OK.

    Thanks.
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