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    Which is correct:

    You did this?
    Did you do this?

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    Both are English. What's the context?

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    If it is a question...
    I would use did you do this?
    or
    you did this, didn't you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by asmaa89 View Post
    If it is a question...
    I would use did you do this?
    or
    you did this, didn't you?


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    This is how I interpret such questions:

    Did you do this? (standard, real question, with normal intonation)
    You did this? (question of surprise, I can't believe you did this.)
    You did this, didn't you? (question tag, similar to standard question, asking for confirmation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    This is how I interpret such questions:

    Did you do this? (standard, real question, with normal intonation)
    You did this? (question of surprise, I can't believe you did this.)
    You did this, didn't you? (question tag, similar to standard question, asking for confirmation)
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    On top of that, you should keep in mind that intonation, I mean the way you speak, plays an important role in your being able to get the message across. Putting stress on a particular word usually makes a significant difference in meaning of the whole sentence.

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    They are good posts, all of them. Please be reminded, however, that this is a discussion forum. It would help if you could let the poster provide the context before you add in what you think the poster wants to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    On top of that, you should keep in mind that intonation, I mean the way you speak, plays an important role in your being able to get the message across. Putting stress on a particular word usually makes a significant difference in meaning of the whole sentence.
    Thank you very much for your help. It was a small doubt, but a doubt none the less. It was very helpful.
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