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    Dear Teacher,

    How to question a person using “many” when one answers that this is one’s 5th visit to London.

    Q. How many …… visit to London?

    A. This is my 5th visit to London.

    Appreciate your reply, as most Indians would like to know this.

    Thank you,
    Murli

    Postscript: I want answer using only "many" not any other form please.


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    Re: Interesting "many" in question

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    Dear Teacher,
    How to question a person using “many” when one answers that this is one’s 5th visit to London.
    Q. How many …… visit to London?
    A. This is my 5th visit to London.
    Appreciate your reply, as most Indians would like to know this.
    Thank you,
    Murli
    Postscript: I want answer using only "many" not any other form please.

    How many times have you visited London? ( this is the best to use, it is a completed action in the past )
    How many times have you been to London before? ( can be used if you know the person has been to London before)


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    Teacher,

    thank you for your reply.

    Q. How many.... visit to London?

    A. This is my 5th visit to London?

    My question is without using "how many times have you visited London'
    Can we ask one "How manyeth visit to London?" I know manyeth is wrong.

    When we answer we say "5th visit" like that can we use "how many.." Can we suffix th to many as in 5th. I hope my question is clearer than earlier.

    Thank you,
    Murli

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    Re: Interesting "many" in question

    Other languages can do it, but the best that the English language has to offer is "many times". On its own "many" can't express *manyeth. It needs a noun.

    You could try,

    What/Which visit was that, the 4th or the 5th?


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    Dear Teacher,

    Thank you very much for clarification. I am doubly confirmed that in English it is not possible.

    Bye
    Murli

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