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    Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to me.

    Explain me the question.
    Explain me about the question.
    Explain the question to me.

    Which of the above is/are okay?

    It would be helpful if you also draw similarities from 'give', 'tell', 'ask' etc.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    I consider the third correct, and I would add 'please'.
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    #3

    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    Only the last is OK. We do not use "explain me".

    Please ask separate questions about the other verbs you're having trouble with.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    I don't think explain goes with question.

    Do you mean Please answer the question? or maybe Please explain your answer?

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    #5

    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    If you don't understand a question, it's natural to ask someone to explain it.
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    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    I think a question needs to be explained as long as it is confusing.
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    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    I agree with posts #5 and #6. I just wanted to be clear and to make sure that's what MeyaN meant to ask.

    (I was asking her to explain her question!)

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    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    We say "tell me", "give me", "answer me". Why don't we use "explain me"?

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    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    Because it is unidiomatic.
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    Re: Explain me the question, explain me about the question, explain the question to m

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't think explain goes with question.

    Do you mean Please answer the question? or maybe Please explain your answer?
    I've seen test questions I need someone to explain...

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