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  1. #1
    Hallen is offline Newbie
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    3rd person present simple

    Hi there.

    Is it possible to say "Who celebrates?" and "Who does celebrate?"? Are both correct?

    Thanks

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    Re: 3rd person present simple

    "Who celebrates?" is enough

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    Hallen is offline Newbie
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    Re: 3rd person present simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    "Who celebrates?" is enough
    Thank you very much, but I wanted to know if "Who does celebrate?" is also possible and correct (in fact, I also prefer "Who celebrates?")

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    Re: 3rd person present simple

    You can say "who does celebrate" it is perfectly acceptable but normally we use "economy of words" to communicate and so the less wordy you are... the better.

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    Re: 3rd person present simple

    We can say "Who does celebrate?" when we are contrasting the question with something else, usually negative. For example:

    Julie: "You know, Jim thinks not enough people celebrate Elbonian Independence Day."

    Steve: "Not enough? Who does celebrate Elbonian Independence Day?"

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