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    #1

    Wh-questions

    Hi.

    I'm a bit confused about the usage of 'how' and 'what' to ask about a quantity or amount.

    e.g.

    How many marks did you gave (to) her? or What are the marks you gave her?

    How much is the double standard room? or What is the rate for the double standard room?

    What would native speakers say?

    Thanks


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    Re: Wh-questions

    I think it's better to say what grade did you give her? or what was the grade you gave her?
    And for the amount of money, they use how much

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    Re: Wh-questions

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi.

    I'm a bit confused about the usage of 'how' and 'what' to ask about a quantity or amount.

    e.g.

    How many marks did you gave (to) her? or What are the marks you gave her?

    How many marks did you give her?
    What mark did you give her?
    What score did you give her?


    How much is the double standard room? or What is the rate for the double standard room?

    How much is the standard double room?
    What is the rate for the standard double room?
    (Note the word order - standard double.)


    What would native speakers say?

    Thanks
    See above.

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