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    Default How many people did survive? How to make an interrogative sentence?

    Hi teachers,
    1> Only one person survived the plane crash.
    2> Only one person survived in the plane crash. Are both sentences correct?
    3> How many people did survive in the plane crash? How to change it to interrogative?

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: How many people did survive? How to make an interrogative sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    Hi teachers,
    1> Only one person survived the plane crash.
    2> Only one person survived in the plane crash. Are both sentences correct?
    Yes, they're both correct, but it's better without 'in', in my opinion.

    3> How many people did survive in the plane crash? How to change it to interrogative?

    Many thanks
    How many people did survived in the plane crash?

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    Default Re: How many people did survive? How to make an interrogative sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    3> How many people did survive in the plane crash? How to change it to interrogative?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Naeem:

    "How many people survived the plane crash?" is the usual question.

    But consider this dialogue:

    Tom: I hear that 50 people survived the plane crash.

    Mona: You are wrong!

    Tom: Oh, yeah? Well, since you always know everything, how many people did survive the plane crash?

    *****

    Here's another example:

    Tom: I hear that 50 people came to the party.

    Mona: You are wrong.

    Tom: Oh, yeah? Well, how many people did come to the party?

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