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    #1

    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?

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    #2

    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.

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    #3

    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

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    #4

    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.

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