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    I'm fifth What is its question?

    Hello dear friends, I hope you are all fine.

    Suppose there are many students at a Chemistry class. The students have passed their exams with good scores.

    And the total score of the exam was (20)

    Jennifer got 20 - Jack got 19.50 - John got 17 - Sarah got 16 - My brother got 15 - Jessica got 14


    Me: .....................................?

    My brother: I am fifth. (fifth student in knowledge)

    Me: Oh ok. But try to study more.

    I don't know how to ask my brother that now which student he is in the class. If you were me what would you write in the blank? I can't make that question.

    Is it correct to say "Which student you are in the class"? "I am second " (i mean in the knowledge)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

    We have covered this many times. Usually people want to know "If the answer is "Barack Obama is the 44th President of the USA", what is the question?" There is no logical question which fits all contexts. For example, you can't ask "How manyeth president is Obama?"

    As far as your context goes, I would ask your brother "Where did you come in the class?" and the answer would be "I came fifth" or "I placed fifth based on the exam results".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

    Did you expect to get any better answers here than you got from WordReference.com?

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    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

    No I just wanted to know if answers differ or not.

    Anyway, thanks for answering.

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    #5

    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

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    I reckon you could ask, "What's your class ranking?"

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    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

    You can find discussions on this topic if you search for 'whichth'
    Last edited by Tdol; 21-Jun-2013 at 10:48.

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    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

    Thank you but the link is vacant.

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    Re: I'm fifth What is its question?

    OK- my fault; just enter whichth in the search box and you'll find them.

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