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    #1

    Question sentences

    Do we say:

    What do you get?

    or

    What you get?

    I have seen this question written in two different ways.

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    #2

    Re: Question sentences

    "What you get?" is not an English sentence. The other one is.

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    #3

    Re: Question sentences

    Not a teacher

    I think "What do you get?" is more appropriate. It follows the rule of present tense.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Oct-2014 at 08:30. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher' and correcting grammar.

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    #4

    Re: Question sentences

    Harum, please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language.

    If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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    #5

    Re: Question sentences

    You will see "what you get" in WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get), which is common computer slang.

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    #6

    Re: Question sentences

    I think 'You get what?' is also possible.

    Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Question sentences

    It is indeed possible, Matthew, but you need to suggest a context in which it might be used.

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    #8

    Re: Question sentences

    Is it correct to say 'When you finish the course, you get what?'

    Not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: Question sentences

    It's more natural to say 'When you finish the course, what do you get?'

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    Re: Question sentences

    tzfujimino: I always get σομε οραγες when I visit my grandmother's house.
    Matthew: You get what?


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