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    Hello,

    Which sentence is correct?

    Who walks two kilometers to his office every day?
    or
    Who does walk two kilometers to his office every day?

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    Re: Talk a lot - Sentence Blocks

    They are both correct in the right context.

    That's a very unhelpful thread title, Sambodia. How is it related to your question?

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    Re: Talk a lot - Sentence Blocks

    Thanks for your reply Rover. You're right, I thought that "Talk a Lot" from the English Banana site was known to many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambodia View Post
    Thanks for your reply Rover. You're right, I thought that "Talk a Lot" from the English Banana site was known to many.
    Sambodia
    I know it but that's irrelevant. The thread title should be your actual question. In this case it would have been better to use "Walks or does walk?"

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    Alright, thanks.
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    Re: Talk a lot - Sentence Blocks

    [QUOTE=Sambodia;809643]


    Who walks two kilometers to his office every day?
    or
    Who does walk two kilometers to his office every day?


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    (1) As the moderator told us, it depends on the context.

    (2) You might address a meeting of 100 employees and say:

    We are conducting a survey of our employees who walk to work instead of driving.

    I need to know who walks two kilometers to work every day. Please raise your hands.

    (3) On the other hand, you might say this to your boss:

    Someone told me that a few employees walk two kilometers to work. I have

    already spoken with 90 of our 100 employees, and they all tell me they drive their cars

    or take public transportation. I'm wondering who does [in fact] walk two kilometers

    to work every day! Was I given the wrong information? This seems to be the case,

    doesn't it!

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    Re: Talk a lot - Sentence Blocks

    Thanks for your reply, TheParser. What about the grammar rules that says that after "wh" question you must have an auxiliary verb or main verb "to be"?
    Thanks for your help.
    Sambodia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambodia View Post
    Thanks for your reply, TheParser. What about the grammar rules that says that after "wh" question you must have an auxiliary verb or main verb "to be"?
    Thanks for your help.
    Sambodia
    When 'who(m)' is the object, then we need an auxiliary verb - Who(m) do you meet on Thursdays? Who(m) are you seeing tonight?

    When 'who' is the subject, we can have any verb that is appropriate - Who walks to the office? Who will walk to the office? Who does walk to the office?

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    Thanks fivejedjon

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