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    What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into?

    Hello:

    My daughter wore red shoes in the morning before going into the kindergarten, but when she came out of the kindergarten this afternoon, she wore blue shoes, she was too young to change her shoes by herself, so I knew her teacher did that.


    I asked my daughter: " What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into? "


    My daughter answered: "Blue shoes. "


    Is it correct to ask the bold sentence? It is a long sentence, but I think it is correct.

    Thank you.

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    Re: What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into?

    If your daughter was wearing red shoes when she went to school and blue shoes when she left, there would be no reason to ask her which/what shoes her teacher helped her with. It is quite clear that the answer is "blue shoes". You might say "Why did your teacher help you change your shoes?" or "Did your teacher help you change your shoes or did you do it yourself?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into?

    Thank you for your quick reply, but I still want to know whether my sentence is correct or not.

    "What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into?"

    Is it grammatically correct and idiomatic to say the bold phrase here?

    Thank you again.

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    Re: What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into?

    It is grammatically correct and could be used if you didn't already know the answer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What pair of shoes did your teacher help you change into?

    'What pair of shoes did your teacher ...?' would be more natural.

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