Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 231
    #1

    Correcet usage

    "What brought you here?" It means,
    Why did you come here? Here,I read this in the Spoken English book.
    Is it correct usage?
    Thank you.

  1. riquecohen's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 6,002
    #2

    Re: Correcet usage

    Yes. In this context it is correct,
    A doctor could say to a patient, "How are you Mr. A? What brought you here?" (Or "What brings you here?")

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #3

    Re: Correcet usage

    But a simple 'Why did you come here' wouldn't work as an all-purpose 'translation' of 'What brought you here?'.

    The question is asking very particularly about the circumstance or circumstances that led someone to make the decision to do something,

    b

Similar Threads

  1. Correcet usage
    By edmondjanet in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2011, 10:25
  2. usage
    By princesabharwal in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Sep-2009, 19:36
  3. usage of 'and'
    By usha s in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2007, 07:32
  4. usage
    By suryasomesh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-May-2007, 16:29
  5. usage
    By suryasomesh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-May-2007, 18:26

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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