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    The game is today?

    Hello

    Is the following question grammatically correct?

    "The game is today?"

    Thanks.

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    Re: The game is today?

    It depends. Under normal grammatical rules, the word order should be "Is the game today?" The word order you used might be used in surprise or when looking for clarification. Can you construct a dialogue in which it might be used, now that you have that information?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The game is today?

    Dear emsr2d2

    First of all, thanks for your help.

    The context is:

    "Ok. Do you want to watch the Ice Hockey match?, They are playing, USA versus Norway on TV, right now. ", Todd said


    "The game is today?" Clive asked surprised.

    In addition to my previous consultations on this post, I would ask, if is possible to use past tense in the dialogue tags, although the action is written in present tense.

    Once again, thanks for your help.

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    Re: The game is today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    "Ok. Do you want to watch the Ice Hockey match?, They are playing, USA versus Norway on TV, right now. ", Todd said


    "The game is today?" Clive asked surprised.

    That informal conversation is natural enough. We would not write They are playing, USA vesus Norway'.
    Last edited by Piscean; 06-May-2016 at 18:56. Reason: emphasis added

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    Re: The game is today?

    And it's incorrect to capitalise 'ice hockey'.

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