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    [Grammar] It is snowing. = Is it snowing?

    Hello teachers,
    I found some weird grammar in my video game text and I little curious about it.

    The grammar is 'It is snowing. = Is it snowing?'
    Are they same grammar ?

    Thank you

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    Re: [Grammar] It is snowing. = Is it snowing?

    Was the person making a statement or asking a question?

    It is snowing = Statement of fact.
    Is it snowing? = Question.


    Colloquially, you will hear "It is snowing?" but it's not grammatically correct and learners are advised to avoid it. I don't mean only when talking about snow. I mean that what you should avoid is using the word order for a statement but then simply putting a question mark at the end to turn it into a question. That works in many languages. It's not how it's done in English.

    I wouldn't rely on video games for correct use of English, by the way.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: [Grammar] It is snowing. = Is it snowing?


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    Re: [Grammar] It is snowing. = Is it snowing?

    They're not the same, but video game text is often written by non-native speakers and not proofread. Don't be shocked if you see some strange English- SoothingDave has linked to a very famous example.

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