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    Default introgative sentence

    why did we come here ?
    did is used to make introgative sentence.

    why we came here i?s it correct sentence ?
    what's the difference between these two sentences

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    why did we come here ?
    did is used to make introgative sentence.

    why we came here i?s it correct sentence ?
    what's the difference between these two sentences
    1) Statement: We came here.
    2) Question: Why did we come here?

    In 1), the verb "came" is in the past tense, and in 2), the verb "come" is in the present tense because the auxiliary "did" carries the past tense:

    Present tense: come, do
    Past tense: came, did

    Question formation
    Step 1 Input: We came here.
    Step 2 WH-insertion: Why we came here?
    Step 3 DO-insertion: Why do we came here?
    Step 4 Tense transfer: Why did we come here?
    Step 5 Output: Why did we come here?

    The first verb always carries the tense: "did" carries the past tense and "came" becomes "come". :D

    Hope that helped. :D

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    Default Re: introgative sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    why did we come here ?
    did is used to make introgative sentence.

    why we came here i?s it correct sentence ?
    what's the difference between these two sentences
    "Why we came here" is not a complete sentence; it is a clause.

    He wanted to know why we came here.

    In this sentence it is a noun clause acting as the object of the infinitive "to know". :wink:

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