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    Angry Forming a question

    President George Bush is the 43rd President of the USA. Please advise me, if I need to build a question to get this statement as the answer to it, how to form the the Question in a grammatically correct manner ??


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    Which president of the USA is George W. Bush?

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    Dear Naomimalan,

    Thank you so much for your response. I believe you are pretty correct. Using the question form "Which" should suffice for the necessity of forming the question. Others any feedback please?? Thanks once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thilan View Post
    President George Bush is the 43rd President of the USA. Please advise me, if I need to build a question to get this statement as the answer to it, how to form the the Question in a grammatically correct manner ??
    Which of the bold underlined words must be in that answer? Or do you need that exact answer?

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    Which of the bold underlined words must be in that answer? Or do you need that exact answer?
    Dear 2006,
    I am extremely sorry that I couldn't respond to your query earlier than this as I was out of the country. I am, in the first place, quite grateful to you for coming forward to help me. I need that exact answer please. Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thilan View Post
    Dear 2006,
    I am extremely sorry that I couldn't respond to your query earlier than this as I was out of the country. I am, in the first place, quite grateful to you for coming forward to help me. I need that exact answer please. Thank you in advance.
    This is the third time this has been asked in the last two months. No one has a good answer. There is no expression in English to ask this.
    Perhaps you could try "Whichth number President is Bush?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    This is the third time this has been asked in the last two months. No one has a good answer. There is no expression in English to ask this.
    Perhaps you could try "Whichth number President is Bush?"
    I have a suggestion for an answer to this odd question, which has been making the rounds for a year or more.
    It would go something like, 'President George Bush is what ordinal number President of the USA?' And it might get the required answer; at least it should have a reasonable chance of getting that answer.
    Last edited by 2006; 07-Nov-2008 at 07:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I have a suggestion for an answer to this odd question, which has been making the rounds for a year or more.
    It would go something like, 'President George Bush is what ordinal number President of the USA?' And it might get the required answer; at least it should have a reasonable chance of getting that answer.
    Yes, that would work for those who know what an ordinal number is.
    You could also say "What number President is Bush? Is he the 40th?"
    (Choose your own number). or
    "What number President is Bush?; you know, like Clinton was the 42nd".
    (Again, choose your own number. It doesn't matter if it's wrong. It's the answer you want to be right).

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