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    How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Hi there,

    How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    "How many inhabitants does XXX have?" or "How many people live in XXX?" are both fine. There may be other ways, but these are the two I can think of.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    "How many inhabitants does XXX have?" or "How many people live in XXX?" are both fine. There may be other ways, but these are the two I can think of.
    "How is the population of your country"
    Can I say it?

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    "How is the population of your country"
    Can I say it?
    No. What is the population of your country?

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. What is the population of your country?
    That would be my first suggestion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That would be my first suggestion.

    And that's what I wanted to mean.

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    And that's what I wanted to mean.
    Since you're now tackling how to ask questions, please note that "How to ask ..." is not a sentence.
    Your title could have been "How do I ask about the population of a country?", "How do you ask..."; How does one ask..."
    I know you'll see "How to ....?" as a question all over the web. It's wrong.

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Since you're now tackling how to ask questions, please note that "How to ask ..." is not a sentence.
    Your title could have been "How do I ask about the population of a country?", "How do you ask..."; How does one ask..."
    I know you'll see "How to ....?" as a question all over the web. It's wrong.

    Yes I have seen. Wow! I just knew it's wrong. If I knew it was wrong I would never use it. It is perhaps a phrase, isn't it? Because we see sentences like "Do you know how to get to there?"
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 04-Sep-2013 at 17:26. Reason: added a context

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    "Do you know how to get there?" is not the same as "How to get there?" The first is correct, the second isn't.

    The only place where "How to get there" (note there is no question mark) is as the title of a list of directions telling you how to get somewhere. It is, in effect, a shortened version of "Here is an explanation of how to get there".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to ask the amount of the population of a country?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Do you know how to get there?" is not the same as "How to get there?" The first is correct, the second isn't.

    The only place where "How to get there" (note there is no question mark) is as the title of a list of directions telling you how to get somewhere. It is, in effect, a shortened version of "Here is an explanation of how to get there".
    What do you mean by "first one is correct" and "second is not"? I mean Which do you say is correct and wrong?
    Did you mean "How to ask the amount of the population of country?" correct?
    Did you mean "Do you know how to get there" wrong?

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