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    #1

    What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    1. What is your favorite place in the world?
    2. Where is your favorite place in the world?

    Are the above sentences both correct?


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    Re: What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    I am not a teacher.


    They are both correct, but it depends what you mean.


    1. is my natural choice.


    If you ask me question 2. and I answer 'Paris', I've told you that my favourite place is in Paris, but you still don't know what my favourite place is.

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    Re: What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    The answer to 1 is: 'My favorite place is Paris'.
    The answer to 2 is: 'My favorite place is in Paris', which means 'My favorite place is somewhere in Paris'.
    Are they correct?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    I am not a teacher.


    That's how I would understand them.

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    Re: What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The answer to 1 is: 'My favorite place is Paris'.
    The answer to 2 is: 'My favorite place is in Paris', which means 'My favorite place is somewhere in Paris'.
    Are they correct?
    Not a teacher.
    Matthew Wai has introduced a correct and subtle distinction. But by and large I would disagree with Roman55. In rough and ready everyday usage they are equivalent.

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    Re: What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    I agree with Probus. I don't think many people would intend that distinction when they ask the question.

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    Re: What /Where is your favorite place in the world?

    Not entirely off-topic: my favourite place in the world is probably Lamma Island, Hong Kong.

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