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    #1

    Which one of these sentence structure is better?

    What did you lie about/ what was it that you ie about?

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    #2

    Re: Which one of these sentence structure is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by scott833 View Post
    What did you lie about? What was it that you lied about?
    Better in what respect? They are both grammatically correct sentences. I would use the first, but only because they mean the same thing and the first uses fewer words!

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    #3

    Re: Which one of these sentence structure is better?

    emsr2d2, isn't it better to ask the second one as;
    What was that (that) you lied about?

    And what do you think about the version with the noun form? ; What was that lie about ?

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