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    Default Who did the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?

    I think the question is wrong because the answer is she was very bossy, greedy and arrogant. The appropriate question is "What was the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?", I think. Am I right?

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    Default Re: Who did the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?

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    Who did the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?
    I think the question is wrong because the answer is she was very bossy, greedy and arrogant. The appropriate question is "What was the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?", I think. Am I right?


    If I understand the question correctly, the form should be: "What was the attitude of the stepmother to Sarah?"

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    Default Re: Who did the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?

    Remember that we do not use the definite article before a person's name.

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    Default Re: Who did the attitude of stepmother to the Sarah?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Remember that we do not use the definite article before a person's name.
    Very occasionally, we do, and sometimes it's not just the definite article.

    A: Sarah is coming to my party on Saturday.
    B: Is that the Sarah I met last week when I was with you?
    A: Oh, no, that was another Sarah. This Sarah is a girl I went to university with.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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