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    #1

    does it not start because

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) Does the computer not start because you tried to start it and it didn't?

    2) Doesn't the computer start because you tried to start it and it didn't?
    Meaning:
    Are you saying that the computer doesn't start because you tried to start it and it didn't?

    3) Does the computer not start because you tried it or because John told you?
    4) Doesn't the computer start because you tried it or because John told you?
    Meaning:
    Are you saying that the computer doesn't start because you tried it or because John told you?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: does it not start because

    They are all unnatural.

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    Re: does it not start because

    Perhaps you mean something like "Are you telling me the computer isn't working because you tried to start it and it didn't start, or because John told you it's not working?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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