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    When a person see something new.

    Hi everybody,

    how can I express the next situation. When a person sudenly sees a new thing and at once decides to ask what is it, which idioms fits here better?

    Can I say in this situation: "What are there for the new glass jars?"

    Best wishes. Denis.
    Last edited by denismurs; 10-Mar-2017 at 19:14. Reason: orthography
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    Re: When a person see something new.

    Quote Originally Posted by denismurs View Post
    Hi everybody.

    ​How can I express the next following situation? When a person suddenly sees a new thing and at once decides to ask what it is, it which idioms questionfits? here better?

    Can I say in this situation: "What are there for the new glass jars?"

    Best wishes. Denis.
    Note my corrections above. Your question is not grammatical. Perhaps you mean "What are the new glass jars for?" However, that person would not be asking what it is, they would be asking what is it for. That is the same as "What is their purpose?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When a person see something new.

    Quote Originally Posted by denismurs View Post
    Hi everybody,

    How can I express this situation? When a person sudenly sees something new and decides to ask what is it, which idioms fits here better?

    Can I say in this situation: "What are there for the new glass jars?"

    Best wishes. Denis.
    You can say "What is in the new jars?" or "What are in the new jars?"

    You don't need an idiom.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: When a person see something new.

    If I understand correctly, denismurs is asking for an English idiom, which, translated from Russian, means something like "What do we have here to put in the new glass jars?"

    Maybe just: What do we have here?

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