Asking About A Number

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Petros

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Hi Everyone
If I want to ask about the Place of Somebody By means of his number, how Should I answer that?

For Example:
Iran Is The Second Country In The World that Exports Gas. What would be the question form of this sentence if you want to get the answre "Second" Not "Yes Or No"

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"Where does Iran fall in the order of countries that export gas?" There can be other variations of this. You can change the verb "fall" to "stand" or some other that expresses what you wish to say.


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Thank You linsuman

You guys have another suggestions?

George Walker Bush Is The 43rd President Of The United States.
Where Does G.W.Bush stand in the order of presidency of Unitad States?

Is That Correct?
Do You Have Better And Simpler Sentences?

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Petros and linsuman - please re-read the forum rules.
 

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Regarding any person in a linear set the best approach could be to set the scene before the question:
How many chairmen has this company had?
24.
Where does xxxxx come in that list?
 

Petros

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Sorry Everybody
Forgive Me!
It Won't Happen Agian!

I Just Wanted To Have That Sentence In My Signature But I Was'nt In Mood Of Changing That.
 

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Sorry Everybody
Forgive Me!
It Won't Happen Agian!

I Just Wanted To Have That Sentence In My Signature But I Was'nt In Mood Of Changing That.

Won't happen again? You could also 'write' out your comments in our usual style, that is without capitals for every word. Capitals are for the start of sentences and proper names.:roll:
 

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Oops! I am so sorry. I did reread the rules. I did not remember #6. This IS an English forum and religion does not have a place here. But I was quite amused at Petros' below the line comments. I like good-natured teasing. I hope I have not offended anyone and will reign in my impulsive nature in the future.
 

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Sorry
Is This One Correct, Popular And Meaningful?
Please Check This Page:
What number president was john f. kennedy? - Yahoo! Answers

This is AmE and would be readily understood in the US, but not so elsewhere unless the person was familiar with US usage. Many other countries have no concern about the number position; does it really matter? As Anglika said it is not good grammar, but then there are many, many instances in AmE where grammar is faulty.:)
 

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Many other countries have no concern about the number position; does it really matter?
Hi Pal
What do you mean by this? You say it is not important to ask about number position. for example you want to ask about ManUnited position in champion league OR your son's rank(?) in school or country or ....

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Hi Pal
What do you mean by this? You say it is not important to ask about number position. for example you want to ask about ManUnited position in champion league OR your son's rank(?) in school or country or ....

thanks in advance
Now that depends upon the subject. Where it is of frequent importance, such as a football club or a tennis professional or your son's position in his class, then of course the position is important. But in many subjects the position is of no importance. Who really cares whether or not a president is the 31st or the 32nd? Or whether the football club chairman is the 10th or 11th? Or whether the 3,104,741st person through your front door is an Irishman or an Argentinian lady?
We would always use position (not rank) when referring to your son in relation to his peers in his class. That would be position placed by his marks against the marks of the others. Position in school does not arise simply because it is not possible to evaluate fairly all the different levels. Position in country is impossible in terms of numbers. However, if your son became, say, a judge, then he might attain a level between a (simple) judge and the most senior judge (in rank) and thereby be accorded a title to signify that.
 
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