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    Question a grammar problem?

    hi
    why do we say " what happened ? " ?
    is it wrong if we say " what is happened? " ?
    thank you

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    Re: a grammar problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by mashj View Post
    hi
    why do we say " what happened ? " ? This is correct.
    is it wrong if we say " what is happened? " ? "What has happened?" is correct.
    thank you
    Welcome to the Forum, mashj
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: a grammar problem?

    You might say:

    What happened?
    What has happened?
    What is/What's happening?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: a grammar problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You might say:

    What happened? Past.
    What has happened? Past.
    What is/What's happening? Now, and frequently, at least in AmE. used as a greeting.
    ems, sorry to "piggyback" (sic) on your post.

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    Re: a grammar problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    ems, sorry to "piggyback" (sic) on your post.
    No problem. I just skipped back to the forum and realised I had made no attempt to explain the difference between my suggestions.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: a grammar problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No problem. I just skipped back to the forum and realised I had made no attempt to explain the difference between my suggestions.
    thank you very much

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    Re: a grammar problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by mashj View Post
    Thank you very much.
    Bhai.

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