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    Is the question appropriate? 'How are the days in the prison? They are long ...'

    Hi teachers,
    Is the question appropriate to the given answer?
    How are the days in the prison?
    They are long, hard, and boring.

    Or should it be, 'What are the days like in the prison?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by learning54; 30-May-2012 at 09:35.

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    Re: Is the question appropriate? 'How are the days in the prison? They are long ...'

    Hi,
    I would suggest "what are days in prison like?" as I believe this is a general statement and I would not use the article.

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    Re: Is the question appropriate? 'How are the days in the prison? They are long ...'

    Quote Originally Posted by clicla View Post
    Hi,
    I would suggest "what are days in prison like?" as I believe this is a general statement and I would not use the article.
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    Sorry, this is the text. It is not a general statement.

    The men have lunch at twelve. Lunch lasts an hour and then the men go back to work again. Dinner is at six. Coke usually goes to the prison library after dinner and reads until 9:30.
    The lights go out at ten.
    The day is long, hard, and boring and every man has a lot of time to think. They usually think about why they are there. Coke does. He always thinks about two men.
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    Re: Is the question appropriate? 'How are the days in the prison? They are long ...'

    Hello,
    sorry, I had not understood it was referring to a specific prison!
    I would use "What are the days in the prison like?" rather than "How are the days in the prison?" but please wait for a comment from a mother tongue speaker!

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