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    Why - w/ or w/o is

    Hi,

    Why is pragmatics is important to language learners?
    Why is pragmatics important to language learners?

    Could you explain which one is correct and why? Thanks in advance.
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    #2

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    The first sentence is. In questions, the subject and the 'be' verb are inverted.

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    #3

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    Thank you so much:)

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    #4

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    ...Ohhh, I think I'm confused:( Could you give some examples in this structure with "be" and the other verbs, please?

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    #5

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    When we have a sentence using a form of 'be' (in the present tense that would be am, is or are) and we change it to a question using an interrogative (who, what, where, etc.) or not, we change the place of the subject and verb. Examples:

    She is nice.
    Q. Is she nice?
    Q. How is she?

    They are his teachers.
    Q. Are they his teachers?
    Q. Who are they?

    But when using non-'to be' verbs, we add do or does in the present.

    The dog likes to run.
    Q. Does the dog like to run?
    Q. What does the dog like (to do)?

    The children study French.
    Q. Do the children study French?
    Q. What do the children study?

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    #6

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    Quote Originally Posted by Summer1963 View Post
    The first sentence is.
    Read it again . What you say in later posts all makes sense, but there are two iss in that sentence.

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    #7

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    So right! One 'is' per subject is the limit!!

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    #8

    Re: Why - w/ or w/o is

    Thank you. So, the correct answer is still the first one?

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