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    Default Do I like what?

    Are the following questions (B:) natural if we ask someone to repeat something we don't hear it or understand it?

    A: Do you like bungee jumping?
    B: Do I like what?

    A: Have you been to Norwich?
    B: Have I been to where?

    A: Have you tried bungee jumping?
    B: Have I tried what?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Do I like what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Are the following questions (B:) natural if we ask someone to repeat something we don't hear it or understand it?

    A: Do you like bungee jumping?
    B: Do I like what?

    A: Have you been to Norwich?
    B: Have I been to where?

    A: Have you tried bungee jumping?
    B: Have I tried what?

    Thanks.
    Yes.

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    Default Re: Do I like what?

    They only work, of course, if the only part of the sentence you didn't hear or understand was the end.
    If you misheard a different part of a sentence, you would ask a different question (or simply say "Pardon?")

    Have you ever spotted Bill Clinton?
    Have I ever whatted Bill Clinton?

    Note that "to what" is obviously not a verb but in BrE you might hear it used only in that context.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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