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    Could you proofread my question?

    Hi teachers,
    If the answer is 'They did not get much sleep', would 'How much did they rest?' be an appropriate question?
    If that’s a correct question, do I need ‘time’ after ‘how much’?

    Would this one be better?
    Did they rest very well? Explain your answer.
    No they didn't. They did not get much sleep.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Could you proofread my question?

    There are lots of questions which might fit that answer. Your two suggestions are grammatically correct, but would probably not be used by a native speaker. Some suggestions:

    "Did they have a quiet night?"
    "How was their overnight stay?"
    "Did they have a comfortable room last night?"
    "Why are Jack and Jill looking so tired this morning?"

    Or - if you wanted to be mischievous:

    "How was their honeymoon?"
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Could you proofread my question?

    Hi Grumpy,
    Thanks for your reply. I definitely should have given the context.
    They did not get much sleep. They stayed in the office and slept between telephone calls. The phones rang often, but in the morning there was no news of him.

    They, are detectives. So I can't be naughty, can I?. This one, "How was their honeymoon?" after given the context can't work!

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    Re: Could you proofread my question?

    Were they well-rested the following morning?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Could you proofread my question?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Were they well-rested the following morning?
    Hi,
    Thanks a lot for your help. Could it be like this?
    Were they well-rested the following morning? Explain your answer.
    No, they weren't. They did not get much sleep.

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    Re: Could you proofread my question?

    Yes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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