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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Which (ordinal number) presidency was Bill Clinton's?

    The 42nd
    It was the 42nd
    He was the 42nd

    It sounds a bit strange to have both his name and his number- we'd normally replace the one featured in the question to focus on the answer.
    So how would you phrase the question? <still a bit confused>

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    How about:

    Q: Which president was Bill Clinton, dude?
    A: The 42nd, snuggled in between the two Bushes. :wink:

    8)

  2. lucyarliwu
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    Re: frame a question

    ok, I 'd love to give me my humble opinions:

    Q: Which turn/ presidency was Bill Clinton's?
    A: 42th

    Q: Which president was the 42th presidency?
    A: Bill Clinton

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    #13

    Re: frame a question

    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    ok, I 'd love to give me my humble opinions:

    Q: Which turn/ presidency was Bill Clition's?
    A: 42th

    Q: Which president was the 42th presidency?
    A: Bill Clinton
    The first one is okay (altho I wouldn't use turn), but for the second one it would be better to say: "Who served as the 42d President?"

    8)

  4. lucyarliwu
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    Re: frame a question

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The first one is okay (altho I wouldn't use turn), but for the second one it would be better to say: "Who served as the 42d President?"

    8)
    Thanks Ron for that ! :) :P

  5. kjvrrao
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    Re: frame a question

    Hi,

    I am new member of this forum.

    Please correct me if I am wrong. I think the question should be

    What is the position of Bill Clinton in the sequence of Presidents of America?

    Thanks,

    Kondaveeti J V R Rao

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