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    • Join Date: Feb 2006
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    #1

    do you really answer, teachers??

    please i need your views now about my first querry.
    tell me why i can't use 'is' in this sentence instead of does


    HOW MUCH ---- IT COST TO SEND A LETTER IN CANADA?


    when i go to the market, i usually ask the seller

    HOW MUCH IS IT?

    What is their difference?

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    #2

    Re: do you really answer, teachers??

    When you have is + a verb, the verb will be in the -ing form:
    Where is she going?
    We don't use cost in that form. There's no difference in meaning between the two questions- they're alternatives ways of asking the same thing.

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