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    #1

    questions with who

    who made the cake ? OR who did make the cake ?

    please, which is the correct one?
    is there any rule about auxiliary verb in questions with who ?
    tks much for help

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    #2

    Re: questions with who

    Quote Originally Posted by nittolini View Post
    "Who made the cake?" OR "Who did make the cake?"

    please, Which is the correct? one?
    Is there any rule about auxiliary verbs in questions with who?
    tks Thanks very much for your help.
    Welcome to the forum.

    First, please look at my corrections above. It is important to follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

    "Who made the cake?" is the standard, natural question. "Who did make the cake?" can be used but in a specific context. I am not sure your English is good enough yet to understand the difference so I suggest you use only "Who made the cake?" at the moment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: questions with who

    Welcome to the forum, nittolini.

    Please use Edit Post to capitalise the first word of every sentence - as you have to do in Italian.

    Also, please change tks to the correct word.#

    (Cross-posted)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Jan-2017 at 22:58.

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    Re: questions with who

    Who made the cake- This is the standard question, and we don't use the auxiliary verb because who is the subject of the question.
    Who did make the cake- This is used in certain contexts to express things like disbelief or surprise. If you are told that the person you thought made the cake didn't make it, you could use this question. If you don't have such a reason to use it, then don't.

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    #5

    Re: questions with who

    NOT A TEACHER


    Father: Who ate my cake?
    Mother: I didn't.
    Son: I didn't.
    Daughter: I didn't.
    Father: Well, there are only four people in our family. If none of us ate it, then who did eat it?
    Son: Well, yesterday the repairman was fixing the refrigerator, so maybe ...


    Raul: Does Joe live in a house?
    Mona: No.
    Raul: Does he live in an apartment?
    Mona: No.
    Raul: Does he live in his car?
    Mona: No.
    Raul: Does he live in someone's garage?
    Mona: No.
    Raul: Does he live on the street [sidewalk]?
    Mona: No.
    Raul: Well, then, where in the world does he live? He must live somewhere!
    Last edited by TheParser; 15-Jan-2017 at 15:01.

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