Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Banned
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jun 2013
    • Posts: 637

    How to ask ordinal question

    Hello teachers,

    Look at this sentence. Suppose that we are talking about the fifth president of a country. I can't make a
    question for that.

    I want to make a question for this answer: (He is the fifth president)
    I can't make that.

    Can these be correct?

    Which number president he is?
    Which president he is?
    What ranking president he is?

    Suppose that the quiestioner wants to know whether he is fifth president, fourth, sixth, ....etc.
    I can't make such question.
    I hope you understood me.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,726

    Re: How to ask ordinal question

    See the "similar threads" below. There is no one correct way to ask these questions.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,761

    Re: How to ask ordinal question

    So that we don't get bogged down in a subject that we have all spent far too much time on in the past, I am closing this thread. The OP will find all the information they need from the previous threads.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] Ordinal question
    By aliabedi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Sep-2011, 08:56
  2. ordinal numbers
    By aous02 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Jun-2010, 13:12
  3. Question Words for Ordinal Numbers
    By AnneTrinh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25-Jan-2007, 15:10
  4. ordinal numbers
    By daisy1352 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2006, 06:03
  5. ordinal numbers
    By mehmetcalimli in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Nov-2005, 10:43


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts