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    4 questions

    Hi everyone,I have four questions and I really appreciate you answering me

    1-How do you make a question sentence for this:He was the fifth president.

    2-Do you say how is your family or how are your family?

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    So tired of the straight line
    And everywhere you turn
    Thereís vultures and thieves at your back
    And the storm keeps on twisting
    You keep on building the lies
    That you make up for all that you lack
    It donít make no difference
    Escaping one last time

    Shouldn't it be:It doesn't make any/no difference?

    4-
    And when the hungry road, points itís finger at your heart,
    And says "stranger follow me, I will show you where to start;"
    Well donít make a move, to the left or the right, or them
    Hounds are gonna get you, send you running, screaming through
    The stormy night.

    Why is it them?why not their???


    Thanks again for taking time (5)on?? this,Amir




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    Re: 4 questions

    Hello Atlaisha,

    1-Was he the fifth president? / Which president was he?

    2-In North America, How is your family? / How is the family?

    3- It don't make no difference is a dialect variant.

    4- them hounds are gonna get you is a dialect variant.

    5- for taking the time on this

    It was my pleasure.

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    Re: 4 questions

    Which president was he doesn't ask about the number,I mean the answer could be something else too,like: he was the one who rebuilt the palace!Isn't there a word or a way of asking that the answer could only be the fifth or the third etc?

    And since you've said dialect variant,does it mean grammatically it is not correct and you don't say it in everyday conversations? or...?

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    Re: 4 questions

    Quote Originally Posted by atlaisha View Post
    Isn't there a word or a way of asking that the answer could only be the fifth or the third etc?
    Nope, sorry. And you are among many who have asked this question. English just can't accommodate that request.

    Quote Originally Posted by atlaisha
    And since you've said dialect variant, does it mean grammatically it is not correct and you don't say it in everyday conversations? or...?
    It's non-Standard English, and it can be used in everyday conversations if it is the person's dialect.
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    Re: 4 questions

    Well...it's really hard to believe that English doesn't have it,I am surprised!!
    Thanks for answering (:

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    Re: 4 questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    It's non-Standard English, and it can be used in everyday conversations if it is the person's dialect.
    Yes. But be careful: if it isn't the person's dialect, they may think you're uneducated.

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    Re: 4 questions

    Oh cool thanks.I always think if there was going to be a word,it would be
    "how manyth" ?!?!

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    Re: 4 questions

    I really like that idea, atlaisha. I want someone to invent that question form!

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    Re: 4 questions

    Hello again,
    I decided to ask all my questions here.

    Could you please tell me what the differences between(or among??)these three sentences are?Like which is the most common,how formal they are and the difference in their meanings.

    1-you will have learned English.
    2-you will have English learned.
    3-you will be done with learning English.

    And we learned a new structure today like in this sentence:

    You will have been learning English.

    I haven't heard it before,could you tell me if it is used at all nowadays by native speakers?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 4 questions

    Hellooooo

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