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    Please correct these sentences.


    1.When I asked my friend 'Which test?', she said 'This is my 3rd test'. But I have a doubt regarding my question 'Which test?'. Is this the correct way to ask, if not, what is the right question which will give the answer
    'This is my 3rd test'.

    2.I have forwarded the matter to the concerned person.

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    1.When I asked my friend 'Which test?', she said 'This is my 3rd test'. But I have a doubt regarding my question 'Which test?'. Is this the correct way to ask, if not, what is the right question which will give the answer
    'This is my 3rd test'.

    A possible question to elicit such an answer is

    How many tests have you taken?


    I am not a teacher.


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    Thanks

    Just to clear my doubt, Is 'Which test' also correct?

    What about this sentence?

    2.I have forwarded the matter to the concerned person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Thanks

    Just to clear my doubt, Is 'Which test' also correct?

    What about this sentence?

    2.I have forwarded the matter to the concerned person.

    Regards,
    Muktha
    Something like

    Which test are you taking/will you be taking?

    looks better.

    The 2nd sentence is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Thanks

    What about this sentence?

    2.I have forwarded the matter to the concerned person.

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    Actually, I think I have forwarded the matter to the person concerned would be more appropriate.

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    Default Re: which test?

    I agree with Naomi, here again.

    To forward to the concerned person suggests the person is concerned about something. A "worried" sort of concerned.

    The person concerned is a short form for "the person whom this matter concerns" or "is about."

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    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    Actually, I think I have forwarded the matter to the person concerned would be more appropriate.
    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    I agree with Naomi, here again.

    To forward to the concerned person suggests the person is concerned about something. A "worried" sort of concerned.

    The person concerned is a short form for "the person whom this matter concerns" or "is about."
    Thank you for spotting my mistake; I didn't read the sentence properly: it has been a long week.

    Sorry for any confusion I might have caused Muktha.

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    Default Re: which test?

    If you asked me "Which test?" I would think you meant which subject, not now many times I've taken it.

    We don't have a way to ask "how many-ieth?" in English.

    How many times have you taken the test before? is the most succinct way to ask (that I cant think of).

    {not a teacher}

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    Thanks to all

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