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    Talking How to make a proper question

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a problem when i want to make a question either oral or written. i tend to confuse.
    for an example.

    Do you go to party?
    are you going to the party?
    will you go to the party?

    and

    Are they fat?
    why dont we use "Do they fat?"

    that all from me dude..

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    Default Re: How to make a proper question

    Are you going to the party
    This one sounds best to me as people generally know about a party beforehand, so plan to go. You could use 'will'.

    We don't use 'do' with adjectives, but the verb 'be'.

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    Default Re: How to make a proper question

    ok thanks tdol....

    how about this "Do you go to party?" mean now(present) not refering to the future, am i right??

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    Default Re: How to make a proper question

    No- 'do you go to parties' would work, but would have the idea of going to parties, or not, on a repeated basis. If it's now. use 'are you going', which can also be used for the future. If you're with the person, maybe 'are you coming' would be better.

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    Lightbulb Re: How to make a proper question

    Okie.. roughly i have an idea , is it same goes to "Do they play chess?" would have an idea Yes or no, on a repeated basis?


    when a question form with "Do" mean that something is routine?..

    how do we know or sure some question suitable to use do or not?



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    Last edited by kahhong; 05-Feb-2006 at 13:36.

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    Default Re: How to make a proper question

    A question with 'do' can be used for a routine or repeated action or for a state that lasts (Where do you live?), so we have to think whether the question is about that or just related to now. In the case of a single party, it cannot be a routine- I can go routinely to many parties, but not to a single party.

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    Wink Re: How to make a proper question

    hi there,
    this sentence "do you understand what have i said?" consider as repeated action or true in general?
    Warmest Regards,
    -kahhong

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    Default Re: How to make a proper question

    Some verbs are not used in the -ing form, so we say 'I don't understand' even when it is one occasion and now.
    Do you understand what I am saying? (You are in the middle of talking)
    Did you understand what I said? (Finished saying the part)

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