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    Are the following sentences correct?

    1. "Is your wife working?" (Or should I just say "What is your wife's job?)

    2. "What was your latest trip?" (Is the grammar correct? Does this make any sense? Or I should just be more specific: When/where was your latest trip?)

    3. "When is your next travel?" (Can the word "travel" be used in this kind of structure?)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Smile Re: Are the following sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by queux View Post
    1. "Is your wife working?" (Or should I just say "What is your wife's job?)

    2. "What was your latest trip?" (Is the grammar correct? Does this make any sense? Or I should just be more specific: When/where was your latest trip?)

    3. "When is your next travel?" (Can the word "travel" be used in this kind of structure?)

    Thanks in advance!
    1) This sentence is perfectly okay. "What is your wife's job?" is an entirely different question. It is also written without error.

    2) I would prefer: "To where was your last trip?" "What was your latest trip?" isn't wrong, but it is a bit odd unless you are questioning the style of trip. For example: "What was your latest trip?" "I went cruising." or "I went mountain climbing."

    Both "When" and "Where" put a different spin on the question. "When" asks for a time frame. "Where" asks for a location.

    3) I would prefer: "When will you next travel?" or "When do you next travel?" or "When do you travel again?"

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    Re: Are the following sentences correct?

    I will be stronger than "I would prefer."

    It's not idiomatic to refer to travel as a noun in a sentence like "When is your next travel?"

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