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    Default Asking about a tour

    Hello,

    I work as a tour guide every summer and when we meet tourists near tour buses we always ask them about their tour in order to direct them to the right bus. It's possible to ask this in several different ways, of course, but I'd like to ask you which way is better and sounds more appropriate?

    1) Which is your tour?
    2) Which tour are you on?
    3) Which tour are you for?

    Please help me to determine the options that are correct, incorrect and, above all, the ones that sound natural. Probably you'll suggest better ones.

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi,

    I think that, irrespective of which is correct, maybe you should add something like 'please' at the end, and maybe also some polite address at the beginning (like 'Excuse me (Sir/Madam)).

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    1 is possible but ambiguous, 2 is right, and 3 is either wrong or suitable for a unlikely context (asking about voting preferences when the question is 'Which of these (N) tours would you like to go on?' )

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    Default Re: Asking about a tour

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi,

    I think that, irrespective of which is correct, maybe you should add something like 'please' at the end, and maybe also some polite address at the beginning (like 'Excuse me (Sir/Madam)).

    charliedeut
    Of course, I add a polite application. However in my question I've omiited it because I was wondering about the question itself so that it would sound correct and natural.

    Looking forward to your replies

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. Sorry, didn't notice BobK's replies when writing the message (he answered when I was typing)

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    Default Re: Asking about a tour

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    1 is possible but ambiguous, 2 is right, and 3 is either wrong or suitable for a unlikely context (asking about voting preferences when the question is 'Which of these (N) tours would you like to go on?' )

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    Why is #1 ambiguous? What else could it mean?

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    Default Re: Asking about a tour

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Why is #1 ambiguous? What else could it mean?
    Other meanings are improbable, but they all depend on the many possible meanings of 'your' - applying to ownershiip, interest (financial or other)... In the given context, this wouldn't matter.

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