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  1. #1

    PLease help me!!!

    I want to know if there is another posibility to ask...
    WHO does she come with?
    I dont understand why the preposition with is at the end.

  2. matilda
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    Talking Re: PLease help me!!!

    tom came with brad.

    who did come with tom?
    who did tom come with?

    which part made problem for you?
    that was simple.

    whenever you think you have a problem with a question, just try to make another sentence in that form or change that sentence into a statement. then you'll easily underestand everything.

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    Re: PLease help me!!!

    Is it ok to ask..
    WHO did come with tom?.
    I dont understand the preposition PLace. I mean If you ask Who did tom come with? Why with is not at the begining of question. I speak Spanish and when we ask that question we start asking... With.... If someone can explain me the difference it would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: PLease help me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lapiz View Post
    I want to know if there is another posibility to ask...
    WHO does she come with?
    I dont understand why the preposition with is at the end.

    Your example is an indirect question, which is a form common in English. The direct question would be Who comes with her?

    Another example:-

    Where is the school? direct question
    Do you know where the school is? Indirect question

    Try a search of sites for more information. This one has some useful information.


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    Re: PLease help me!!!

    Hi,
    I beg your pardon, Matilda and Davy –
    Who did come with Tom is ungrammatical;
    Who does she come with? is a direct question.
    Estimado Lapiz, that’s the rule – prepositions are at the end.
    What are you talking about?
    Who do you take after?

    In formal speech, though, they are at the beginning (which fits the rules of Latin grammar).
    To whom do they ascribe their success?
    Regards


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    #6

    Re: PLease help me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I beg your pardon, Matilda and Davy –
    Who did come with Tom is ungrammatical;
    No, it isn't.

    Janet: "I didn't come with Tom."
    John: "Well who DID come with Tom then?"


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    #7

    Re: PLease help me!!!

    I believe the correct question to ask should be:

    Whom does she come with?

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    #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleung View Post
    I believe the correct question to ask should be:
    Whom does she come with?
    Hm - not sure I agree. With whom does she come sounds better.


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    #9

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    Hi,
    Yes, right you are,Coffa, it's possible as emphatic -as a matter of fact it's an exception to the rule, isn't it? I just thought such examples were not quite appropriate and would make it all still more complicated for the asker, who seems to be a beginner.
    Rgs

  6. #10

    Re: PLease help me!!!

    Hi. Thanks for your help.
    So, whenever you want to ask a indirect question prepositions go at the end of the sentence...???'

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