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  1. Anonymous
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    wh-question

    WHY DO NOT WE USE "DO" OR "DOES" IN THE FOLLOWING WH-QUESTIONS :

    e.g:
    -How come that she is early today ?
    or:
    -who made the coffee ?

    Kindest regards ,
    Hassan

  2. Lynne Hand
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    Re: wh-question

    Quote Originally Posted by VAIN_ABSURD
    WHY DO NOT WE USE "DO" OR "DOES" IN THE FOLLOWING WH-QUESTIONS :

    e.g:
    -How come that she is early today ?
    or:
    -who made the coffee ?

    Kindest regards ,
    Hassan
    "Who made the coffee?"


    In this sentence somebody made the coffee.
    Therefore 'Who' is the subect and 'the coffee' is the object. When who is the subject in a question we do not use an auxilliary verb.

    If 'Who' was the object then you need the auxilliary verb:-

    For example:-

    'The coffee poisoned me.'

    Then the question would be:-

    Who did the coffee poison?

    Here 'Who' is the object and 'the coffee' the subject.

    Obviously you can't think every time you form a question - subject / object? So it is best to get a feel for questions with lots of practice.

    Hope this helps 8)

    Lynne at Learn English

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