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    Question on a statement (4)

    Hi teachers,
    According to this statement, 'The water was cold on his tired legs.'
    Is the following question correct? 'How was the water on his tired legs?
    Is it also possible? 'What was the water like on his tired legs?'

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by learning54; 12-Feb-2012 at 17:41.

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    Re: Question on a statement (4)

    "How did the water feel?"
    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 on a statement (4)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "How did the water feel?"
    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your reply.

    One more question please. Can I use the verb 'feel' in the question, even though I have the verb 'was' in the statement?

    Best,
    L54

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    #4

    Re: Question on a statement (4)

    Yes

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    Re: Question on a statement (4)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    So for this question, 'How do you feel today? Both answers are possible:
    a) I feel tired.
    b) I am tired.

    An this question too? 'How are you today?'
    a) I feel tired.
    b) I am tired.

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    Re: Question on a statement (4)

    Yes

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    Re: Question on a statement (4)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes
    Hi,
    Thank you very much. Your answer clarifies me a few questions I've got in my mind for such a long time, though I've never asked.

    Best,
    L54

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