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    #1

    Does she play piano?

    Does she play piano?
    Has she plays piano?


    How to ask whether she has learns piano or not?

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    #2

    Re: Does she play piano?

    *Not a teacher
    Quote Originally Posted by jasonree123456 View Post
    Does she play piano?
    Has she playsplayed piano?


    How to ask whether she has learns​learned piano or not?

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    #3

    Re: Does she play piano?

    The second should be "Has she played piano?"

    The last sentence is not a proper question. It should be "How do I ask whether she has learned to play piano?"

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    #4

    Re: Does she play piano?

    MS3330, you are new here and not a teacher. Please let teachers respond to questions before you answer them.

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    #5

    Re: Does she play piano?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The second should be "Has she played piano?"

    The last sentence is not a proper question. It should be "How do I ask whether she has learned to play piano?"
    Why the verb is in past tense?
    She could be still learning piano and not yet complete the lesson.

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    #6

    Re: Does she play piano?

    I took my lead from your sentences. It could be "How do I ask if she is learning to play the piano?" My comment was made about the correct form of a question.

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    #7

    Re: Does she play piano?

    On the subject of the correct form of a question, jasonree, 'Why the verb is in past tense?' should be 'Why is the verb in the past tense?'

    (In BE, most people say 'Does she play the piano'.)


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    #8

    Re: Does she play piano?

    RE: MikeNewYork's message to MS330:

    Are we non-teachers expected to wait for a teacher to answer first before we are allowed to contribute to the thread? Does this apply to all forums besides "Ask a Teacher"? (I have been away for a while, so I may have not noticed a change in the rules.)

    In behalf of all my fellow non-teacher members, I respectfully request clarification. I shall suspend answering first while waiting for a ruling.


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    #9

    Re: Does she play piano?

    I think James always gives good examples to make something easier to understand.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Dec-2014 at 18:40. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: Does she play piano?

    The difference should be obvious, but apparently needs to be stated.

    A native English speaker and VIP member with over 5,000 posts, such as James, can respond as soon as he likes.

    An ESL student with less than 40 posts should wait more than seven minutes before hazarding a reply.

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