Student or Learner
I have this classmate of mine and I'm really having trouble explaining to her my doubt on the title of her research paper.
"Why do people are into KPop?"
Does that sound grammatically correct to you?
I do think it does not, but she keeps on insisting to me that it does.
Last edited by ritzyengli; 24-Oct-2014 at 11:40.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
I have found that many learners incorrectly use "do" in questions. The reason seems to be that they do not realize that the verb "be" is very special.
1. For the sake of analysis (NEVER for speaking), your sentence is:
"People are into KPop why?"
When there is a form of "be," simply move "be" to the front after the question word: "Why are people into KPop?"
For verbs that are NOT "be," English speakers use a form of "do."
"People like K-Pop."
The question, then, is: Why do people like K-Pop? / Why does Mona like K-Pop? / Why did she like K-Pop when she was younger?
TheParser made some very good points about the confusion over the way native speakers use forms of the verb "be." In fact, a lot of this usage is relatively new - back in the 1970s it was more of a slang expression to say "I'm into heavy metal music, like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath." Using "into" in that manner wasn't as universal; you wouldn't hear a business executive at that time say to a customer "Our company is into cutting-edge technology." But today "into" is used in that sense in every day language; even my 80-year-old Mother recently told me "I never liked zombies, but I'm really getting into The Walking Dead."
tedmc's suggestion of "Why do people go in KPop?" is wrong. I recall from one of your previous posts that "KPop" means "Korean pop music".
Why do people like KPop?
Why are people into KPop?
Why do people get into KPop?
"To be into" and "To get into" means "to be/become interested in/enthusiastic about".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.