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    which bank...

    Hi

    Which is correct: Which bank offered him the best rate? OR Which bank did offer him the best rate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Which is correct: Which bank offered him the best rate?
    thanks

    hi guest, why this one: Because "bank" is the subject of the sentence. You do not need, actually, can't use, do
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    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    hi guest, why this one: Becuse "bank" is the subject of the sentence. You do not need, actually, can't use, do
    Hi. Could you give me some other examples?
    Thanks

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    Hi. Could you give me some other examples?
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    No problem:

    Who drove the car? (who: subject)

    Who did you see? (who:object)

    Which car drove into the wall? (which car: subject)

    Which car did you see that night? (which car: object)

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    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    No problem:

    Who drove the car? (who: subject)

    Who did you see? (who:object)

    Which car drove into the wall? (which car: subject)

    Which car did you see that night? (which car: object)
    How is it possible that "who" in the first example is a "subject" I would say that "car" is a subject.

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    #6

    Re: which bank...

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    Hi. Could you give me some other examples?
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    Now let's look at this example:
    "What happened?
    What did happen?
    Is the word what asking a question about the subject or object of the verb happen? Let's imagine some possible answers to the question using the verb happen, of course. Which ones are grammatically correct?
    1. Something happened to me.
    2. Nothing happened to them.
    3. I happened something.
    4. They happened nothing.
    The first two are correct, of course. This means that we are asking a question about the subject of the sentence, so to make the correct question, we use the verb in the correct tense without an auxiliary: What happened?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    How is it possible that "who" in the first example is a "subject" I would say that "car" is a subject.
    Whenever you ask for the subject it has to be the thing or person doing the action:

    so:
    Who drove the car?
    I drove the car.

    You can see clearly, that who is the subject, as I has substituted it in the answer.

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    Re: which bank...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Which is correct: Which bank offered him the best rate? OR Which bank did offer him the best rate?
    The second is also correct, but in a specific context.

    e.g.
    John: Which bank offered him the best rate?
    Ann: Well, Raiffeisen didn't really offer him the best rate.
    John: Okay, but which bank did offer him the best rate?
    Emphasis on did is important.
    Disclaimer: The name of the bank is randomly picked and does not present my attitude toward the bank itself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    hi guest, why this one: Because "bank" is the subject of the sentence. You do not need, actually, can't use, do
    I don't follow. The first sentence is correct, because 'bank' is the subject?

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    Hi, IvanV,
    this is a very good illustration, indeed!

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    You're welcome!

    I.

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