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    Which-question in spoken English

    Which university are you submitting your thesis to?
    To which university are you submitting your thesis?
    Are you submitting your thesis to which university?

    Could you please tell me which one is better in spoken English? In case none of those are good, please give a good one.

    Thanks so much.


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    Re: Which-question in spoken English

    The third sentence is not correct grammar. The first sentence is the one you will most likely to hear from natives.


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    Re: Which-question in spoken English

    "Which university are you submitting your thesis to?"

    This is not really correct, but it is probably what you will hear spoken.

    "To which university are you submitting your thesis?"

    This is correct, but you are unlikely to hear it spoken. You may see it written in a formal document.

    "Are you submitting your thesis to which university?"

    This is not correct at all. "Are you submitting your thesis to this university?" is correct.

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    Re: Which-question in spoken English

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyjack View Post
    "Which university are you submitting your thesis to?"

    This is not really correct, but it is probably what you will hear spoken.

    "To which university are you submitting your thesis?"

    This is correct, but you are unlikely to hear it spoken. You may see it written in a formal document.

    "Are you submitting your thesis to which university?"

    This is not correct at all. "Are you submitting your thesis to this university?" is correct.
    Since non of them are good, could you please make a good one? (in spoken English)
    Thanks

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    Re: Which-question in spoken English

    "Which university are you submitting your thesis to?"
    "To which university are you submitting your thesis?"
    Both of these are ok.

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    Re: Which-question in spoken English

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Which university are you submitting your thesis to?"
    "To which university are you submitting your thesis?"
    Both of these are ok.
    Hi Bhai,
    Do they sound natural in daily communication? I have a feeling that they are like written English.

    H

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    Re: Which-question in spoken English

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi Bhai,
    Do they sound natural in daily communication? I have a feeling that they are like written English.

    H
    The first would be natural in everyday conversation, the second would be less common in conversation and more likely in written English.

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