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    Default What nonsense?

    Hi teachers,

    1: What nonsense?
    2: What is nonsense? I think #1 is more usual, right?


    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: What nonsense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    1: What nonsense?
    2: What is nonsense? I think #1 is more usual, right?
    Itdepends on whether you are saying that something is nonsense (#1, with an exclamation mark rather than a question mark) or asking a question about nonsense, or about what has been referred to as nonsense (#2).

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    Default Re: What nonsense?

    What is this nonsense? If somebody use some dirty words, I can use this sentence, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,

    1: What nonsense?
    2: What is nonsense? I think #1 is more usual, right?


    Many thanks.
    Context is everything, Naeem! Both examples are grammatically correct. What is the context for each example?

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    Default Re: What nonsense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    What is this nonsense? If somebody uses some dirty words, I can use this sentence, right?
    It's not very likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    What is this nonsense? If somebody use some dirty words, I can use this sentence, right?
    Yes! This sentence would be correct if you considered using 'dirty words' to be nonsense.
    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Context is everything, Naeem! Both examples are grammatically correct. What is the context for each example?
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