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    _________ is English spoken ________?

    _________ is English spoken ________?

    (A) Who; with
    (B) Who; by
    (C) Where; by
    (D) Where; of

    1. Is this question awkward?
    2. Whih is the correct answer?


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: _________ is English spoken ________?

    1 Yes. What's wrong with the active? Think of situations where this question might be used.
    2 You try first.



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    Re: _________ is English spoken ________?

    Thank you, Bobk.

    This is a question of an English test at schol.

    Answer (B) is acceptable in colloquial English, but the correct answer should be:

    "Whom is English spoken by?" or "By whom is English spoken?"

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    Re: _________ is English spoken ________?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison 88 View Post
    Thank you, Bobk.

    This is a question of an English test at schol.

    Answer (B) is acceptable in colloquial English, but the correct answer should be:

    "Whom is English spoken by?" or "By whom is English spoken?"
    You're not wrong. But think of a real case: a journalist wants to interview someone but doesn't speak the language - he will ask 'does anyone here speak English?' The idea of a journalist in this situation saying 'By whom is English spoken here?' is faintly ridiculous - that's why I said B was awkward (a lot of situations depicted in tests like this are awkward, I know).

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