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    #1

    Does this belong to anyone?

    Teacher, is there any difference between these two questions?

    Question:
    1) Does this belong to anyone?

    2) Who does this belong to?

    It is mine.
    It is hers.
    It is ours

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    #2

    Re: Does this belong to anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, is there any difference between these two questions?
    1) Does this belong to anyone?

    2) Who does this belong to?
    Yes. In #2, the speaker is assuming that 'this' does belong to someone in, or known to, the group addressed. The speaker is not assuming this in #1.

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    #3

    Re: Does this belong to anyone?

    Interesting.

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