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    #1

    How is your maths????

    Is the above acceptable to make an enquiry if somebody is good or bad or indifferent at something?

    If not, what would be a commonplace expression to make such enquiry?

    Are you good at table tennis?

    or

    How good are you at physics?

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    #2

    Re: How is your maths????

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    Is the above acceptable to make an enquiry if somebody is good or bad or indifferent at something?

    If not, what would be a commonplace expression to make such enquiry?

    Are you good at table tennis?

    or

    How good are you at physics?
    They are all acceptable, as long as you put only one question mark.

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    #3

    Re: How is your maths????

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    Is the above acceptable to make an enquiry if somebody is good or bad or indifferent at something?

    If not, what would be a commonplace expression to make such enquiry?

    Are you good at table tennis?

    or

    How good are you at physics?
    In the U.S. it's "math" (without the 's').

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    #4

    Re: How is your maths????

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all acceptable, as long as you put only one question mark.
    How is your Polish Bhaisahab?

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    #5

    Re: How is your maths????

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    How is your Polish Bhaisahab?
    Non existent.

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    #6

    Re: How is your maths????

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    How is your Polish Bhaisahab?
    Dlaczego?

    (That's 'why?' if the google translator worked.)

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    #7

    Re: How is your maths????

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Dlaczego?

    (That's 'why?' if the google translator worked.)
    I feel awfully handicapped. My writing to you in English does not create for you one millionth (if any at all) the excitement that your writing to me in Polish does for me.

    And yes, Google worked fine on this occasion.

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