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    Are the intructions appropropriate? Does it really matter?

    Hi teachers,
    Are the intructions appropropriate?
    Askif
    his first wife was Deborah, and then answer the question.
    Or should they be?
    Ask if
    Deborah was his firt wife, and then answer the question.
    Does it really matter?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Are the intructions appropropriate? Does it really matter?

    To me both are OK.

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    Re: Are the intructions appropropriate? Does it really matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    To me both are OK.
    Hi moonlike,
    Thank you for your reply.

    Best,
    L54

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    Re: Are the intructions appropropriate? Does it really matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Are the intructions appropropriate?
    Ask if
    his first wife was Deborah, and then answer the question.
    Or should they be?
    Ask if
    Deborah was his first wife, and then answer the question.
    Does it really matter?

    Thanks in advance.

    I would give two different replies to the resulting questions.

    Ask if his first wife was Deborah.
    Was his first wife Deborah?
    No, his first wife was Jane.
    or
    Yes, his first wife was [called] Deborah.

    Ask if Deborah was his first wife.
    Was Deborah his first wife?
    No, she was his second wife.
    or
    Yes, Deborah was his first wife.

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    Re: Are the intructions appropropriate? Does it really matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would give two different replies to the resulting questions.

    Ask if his first wife was Deborah.
    Was his first wife Deborah?
    No, his first wife was Jane.
    or
    Yes, his first wife was [called] Deborah.

    Ask if Deborah was his first wife.
    Was Deborah his first wife?
    No, she was his second wife.
    or
    Yes, Deborah was his first wife.
    Hi,
    I didn't think about it. Thanks for your help.

    Best,
    L54

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