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    Maths problems

    Hi guys,

    If I am helping a child in solving maths problems, and we have already done 5 problems but he has more. So can I say "How many problems will you be left with after solving sixth problem" or "are you left with"?

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    Re: Maths problems

    Having solved five, it would be appropriate to ask "How many problems are left?"

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    Re: Maths problems

    But I want to know whether my formation is grammatical or not. So please tel me.

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    Re: Maths problems

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    If I am helping a child in solving maths problems, and we have already done 5 problems but he has more. So can I say "How many problems will you be left with after you solve the sixth problem" or "are you left with"?
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But I want to know whether my formation is grammatical or not. So please tel me.
    I would say "will you be left with."

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    Re: Maths problems

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    If I am helping a child in solving maths problems, and we have already done 5 problems but he has more. So can I say "How many problems will you be left with after solving sixth problem" or "are you left with"?
    I don't understand why you ask how many problems are left after solving the 6th problem and not right at the moment, after solving the 5th problem?
    Of course there would be one problem less after solving the 6th.

    not a teacher

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    Re: Maths problems

    Yes, but he just wants to know about the grammar. I don't think it's a real situation.

    I like, "after having solved the sixth problem". But there are several correct ways of saying it.

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