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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Question about numerals

    Hi,
    Is it correct to say: Which successive/consecutive husband will he be?
    Best wishes, Boguslaw

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    Re: Question about numerals

    That's an unnatural question. What information are you trying to elicit?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question about numerals

    I'm guessing it's going to be another "Whichth (sic) husband will he be?", that is, "How many husbands have you had?"

    PS: "Best wishes, Boguslaw" is unnecessary, especially given that your name is bkonradk.

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    Re: Question about numerals

    The easiest way to elicit that information is "How many times have you been married?"

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    Re: Question about numerals

    Mike's question might not elicit a number specific to "husbands" of course. In these days of same-sex marriages, it's entirely possible that man or a woman could have had one or more husbands or wives or both.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Question about numerals

    Perhaps "How many marriage partners have you had?"
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #7

    Re: Question about numerals

    It will work in the vast majority of cases. It also allows the other person to comment and/or explain.

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