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    what would you say in these situations?
    You are talking to a man at party.Ask him where he works.
    where do you work?
    You've forgotten when the course finishes.Ask your friend.
    the courMy answer is
    When se finishes?
    Book answer is
    When does the course finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    what would you say in these situations?
    1. You are talking to a man at party. Ask him where he works.

    Where do you work?

    2. You've forgotten when the course finishes. Ask your friend.

    When she finishes?

    Book answer is:
    When does the course finish?
    Where do you work? (OK) :D

    When does the course finish? (OK) :D

    When she finishes? (Not OK)
    ==> See yourself talking to your friend. When you ask her a question, you would use "you", like this,

    When do you finish?

    That sentence is grammatical, but, the exercise in the book is asking you to provide a question for this statment:

    You have forgotten when the course finishes.

    Notice the words "the course". The statement is about the course, not your friend. So ask a question about the course, like this,

    When does the course finish? :D

    All the best,

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    1. Your friend is having a party.You'd like to know who he has invited. Ask him.
    My answer is. :)
    who else is coming?
    2. You are in town with a friend, and you are wondering where the two of you are going to have lunch. What do you ask?
    My answar is.
    where are we going to have lunch? :)

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    When does the course finish? :D
    Can I say. When the course finishes? :)
    1. In birmingham, at the BBC studios.
    Guy:.............................................. ......................
    Where are you recording? (My answer) :?
    2. I'm not going to tell you. How much money Iearn is my business.
    Guy:.............................................. ...............................................
    How much muneyyou earned?(My answer) :)

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    When does the course finish? :D
    Can I say. When the course finishes? :)
    1. In birmingham, at the BBC studios.
    Guy:.............................................. ......................
    Where are you recording? (My answer) :?
    2. I'm not going to tell you. How much money Iearn is my business.
    Guy:.............................................. ...............................................
    How much muneyyou earned?(My answer) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara_pk
    When does the course finish? :D
    Can I say. When the course finishes? :)
    1. In birmingham, at the BBC studios.
    Guy:.............................................. ......................
    Where are you recording? (My answer) :?
    2. I'm not going to tell you. How much money Iearn is my business.
    Guy:.............................................. ...............................................
    How much muneyyou earned?(My answer) :)
    No, you can't say "When the course finishes?"- you must use the auxiliary verb.

    1- Your question is correct
    2- It shoulkd be 'How much do you earn?' (You can say 'money', but there's no need)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sara_pk
    Can I say, When the course finishes?
    You need "DO" insertion, like this,

    Statement: The course finishes tomorrow.
    WH-Replacement: The course finishes when?
    WH-Movement: When the course finishes?
    DO-Insertion: When does the course finish? :D


    1. In birmingham, at the BBC studios.
    Guy:.............................................. ......................
    Where are you recording? (My answer) :?
    Looks OK. :D

    2. I'm not going to tell you. How much money I earn is my business.
    Guy:.............................................. ...............................................
    How much muney you earned?(My answer) :)
    Again, you need DO insertion, like this,

    Statement: I earn this much money.
    WH-Replacement: I earn how much money?
    WH-Movement: How much money I earn?
    DO-Insertion: How much money do I earn? :D
    Pronoun change: How much money do you earn? :D

    All the best,

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