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    So is the follwoing question correct for its answer?

    "What number president was Lincoln?" Lincoln was the 16th president.

    Thanks

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    Re: question

    It's one possibility.

    Type 'how manieth?' in the search box for more answers

    Please try to give your threads more helpful titles. 'What number president?' would have been ideal for this.

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    Re: question

    Dear fivejedjon,
    I searched "how manieth" but didn't get a clear answer. For this reason I asked the question again. So do you agree that this question (What number president was Lincoln?) is used in your language?

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    Re: question

    As I have already said, it is one possibility.

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    As I have already said, it is one possibility.
    Thank you! It seems to me that it is not the most natural and popular one. Could you please let us know the more natural and popular questions instead of the one given by the thread starter?
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: question

    If you looked at the 'how manieth' threads, you would know that we do not have a natural way of asking this question in English. mehdihas's suggestion was as good as any.

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    #7

    Re: question

    As I argued quite vigorously in another forum, if you ask "What number" and someone says "16" instead of "the 16th" absolutely NO INFORMATION is lost.

    Go ahead and say "What number..."
    If you hear "12" instead of "the twelth," have you really not gotten the information you need? Will there really be confusion.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: question

    If Lincoln had owned a baseball cap (like Idiot, 43, and father of Idiot, 41, did) it would have had 16 written on it.

    J

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