I would use two sentences.
My friend tells me her grad school courses are stupid. I ask her:
"Why is it stupid, and have you not learned anything?"
"Why is it stupid? Have you not learned anything?"
- Can I put two questions in one sentence so I don't have to punctuate twice?
Last edited by B45; 08-Apr-2014 at 06:41.
If she said that her grad school courses are stupid, then you should ask her "Why are they stupid? Are you not learning anything?"
I would use the present continuous in the second half because, presumably, she is still attending those classes even if she thinks they're useless.
I'm not sure what your friend means by her courses being stupid. Stupid is usually a human attribute although we sometimes use it to mean that something is rubbish or that an act was senseless.