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    I need to elaborate a better question to the given statement (1)

    Hi teachers,
    According to this statement, 'Many families in the United States teach their children at home', this one could be a correct question, 'How many families in the United States teach their children at home?
    My question is, could you give me a more complicated or elaborated question to the given statement?

    Could you do the same to this one please? 'The children do all their schoolwork at home'.


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I need to elaborate a better question to the given statement (1)

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    According to this statement, 'Many families in the United States teach their children at home', this one could be a correct question, 'How many families in the United States teach their children at home?
    My question is, could you give me a more complicated or elaborated question to the given statement?

    Could you do the same to this one please? 'The children do all their schoolwork at home'.


    Thanks in advance.
    You're sure you want to focus on the number? "Many" is not very precise and it's hard to construct a question to get "Many" as the answer. "What do many families do?" is a better question, perhaps.

    What do the children do at home? OR Where do the children do their schoolwork? (Not both.)

    (I question the use of "many" but I know it's a CD and you can't change what it says.)
    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: I need to elaborate a better question to the given statement (1)

    [QUOTE=Barb_D;873831]You're sure you want to focus on the number? "Many" is not very precise and it's hard to construct a question to get "Many" as the answer. "What do many families do?" is a better question, perhaps. Not necessary to focus on the number. I really like yours.

    What do the children do at home? OR Where do the children do their schoolwork? (Not both.) Great!

    (I question the use of "many" but I know it's a CD and you can't change what it says.) Good memory!!


    Hi,
    Thank so much for your time and help.

    Best,
    L54

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