Student or Learner
Is this saying customary or right?
I feel there seemingly is some disorder, but I'm not sure if the disorder indeed exists.
Anybody provides wise advice?
thanks ahead of time.
I'm sorry,maybe I didn't speak myself clearly?
The expressing that confuses me is"what do you do this for?",not"I feel----exists".
Thanks all the same
I wish more guys supplying suggestions.
Last edited by freddie; 21-Sep-2006 at 08:44.
I feel that there might be some disorder, but cannot be certain.
Hi Dany and Freddie
"For what are you doing this?" is grammatically correct, but would tend to sound overly formal. (It also sounds suspiciously similar to German with that preposition hanging around at the beginning of the sentence. )
In English, we just love hanging prepositions on the ends of sentences, so it would be much more typical to say: "What are you doing that for?"
This sentence refers to one current activity (at the moment) and you want to know why the person is doing it. You can eliminate the problem of where to put the prepostion by saying "Why are you doing that?"
If you want to know why someone often does a certain thing, then you can say:
"What do you do that for?" - OR - "Why do you do that?"
I noticed that, Dany.
All of my students are German, so you might say I know my "pappenheimer".