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    Meaning of sentence

    Do both have the same meaning?

    Are both have the same meaning?


    Whether both the above sentences are correct? Please explain

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    #2

    Re: Meaning of sentence

    You change the questions to statements and you can tell whether they are correct:

    Both do have the same meaning.
    Both are have the same meaning.

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    #3

    Re: Meaning of sentence

    Only the first is correct. "Are both have" is not grammatical English.

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Please explain
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    Hello,

    You have made a mistake that many learners make. When you have some extra time, please review the uses of that very special verb "to be."

    A question starts with "to be" ONLY if "to be" is the main verb:

    1. He is nice. > Is he nice?
    2. It was cold. > Was it cold?
    3. They were early. > Were they early?

    If the verb is NOT a form of "to be," then you start a question with a form of "to do":

    4. Both words have the same meaning. > Do both words have the same meaning?
    5. The United States had an election. > Did the United States have an election?
    6. Ms. Giria always asks interesting questions. > Does Ms. Giria always ask interesting questions?
    Last edited by TheParser; 30-Dec-2014 at 14:14. Reason: punctuation

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    Could you please elaborate for my better understanding:

    If the verb is NOT a form of "to be," then you start a question with a form of "to do":



    Thanks

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