Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    diplomacy is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    240
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default multi question confused me

    When was he born?

    why we don't use did instead of was?

    is it correct to say when was he died and what's is correct?


    something else?


    aint is contraction of what?


    can any one explain them for me?

  2. #2
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,502
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: multi question confused me

    When was he born?

    why we don't use did instead of was? Because he didn't do it himself, it happened to him. You could say, When did his birth take place?

    is it correct to say when was he died and what's is correct? When did he die? or When was it that he died? or When was his death?


    something else?


    aint is contraction of what? Is not.

  3. #3
    diplomacy is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    240
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: multi question confused me

    thanks a lot

    very helpful answers.

    so, if we say when was he die?

    correct or not? because the death happened to him

  4. #4
    seyi is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Afrikaans
      • Home Country:
      • Nigeria
      • Current Location:
      • Nigeria
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    17
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: multi question confused me

    the simplest answer to your question is "was" is only used for adjective words while "did" is used as either verb.

Similar Threads

  1. what's kind of question is good question?
    By Phoenix Wu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-May-2008, 07:45
  2. I'm horribly confused - question for proper teachers
    By boothling in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-Oct-2006, 20:12
  3. Question about answer, reply,take care ...
    By JJD in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 25-Aug-2006, 03:24
  4. Types of question
    By Jupiter in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Jul-2006, 11:33
  5. Language Question ???
    By j4mes_bond25 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-Jul-2006, 08:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •