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    how to ask the question

    Dear friends,

    I would like to ask you a question.
    If a movie, say, Kung Fu Panda 2, is going to open, but you doesn't know when. How would you ask the question? And why?

    #1 When does the movie open?

    #2 When is the movie opening?

    Thank you!

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    Re: how to ask the question

    Either way is fine. I would use #1.

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    Re: how to ask the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    I would like to ask you a question.
    If a movie, say, Kung Fu Panda 2, is going to open, but you doesn't don't know when, how would you ask the question? And why?

    #1 When does the movie open?

    #2 When is the movie opening?

    Thank you!
    See my amendments to your post. Thanks.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: how to ask the question

    Tip for a better title: When does the movie open?


    ​Rover

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