# Do you know A,B,C and counting?

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#### tufguy

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Teacher to a kid.

1) Do you know A,B,C and counting?

2) Can you tell me A,B,C and counting?

#### Rover_KE

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Do you know the alphabet and how to count to ten?

Can you say the alphabet and count to 20?

#### tufguy

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1) Do you know your alphabets/abc and counting?

2) Can you say the alphabets/abc and counting?

3) Can you say the counting (up to the point you know, what to say if we don't know up to what number the child can count?)?

4) Up to what number can you count? (we want to ask a child what number can they count up to?)

5) Up to what alphabet can you say abc?

Are these sentences correct?

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#### Rover_KE

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Of the above, only Up to what number can you count? makes sense. We don't ask children that, or they'll start counting and not stop until one or both of us gets fed up.

#### GoesStation

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Look closely at posts 2 and 3, noting especially which noun is singular and which is plural.

Look up alphabet and ​counting in a good dictionary.

#### tufguy

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1) Do you know your alphabet?

2) Can you say the alphabet?

3) Can you say the counting (this one is incorrect, am I correct?) (up to the point you know, what to say if we don't know up to what number the child can count?)?

4) Up to what number can you count? (we want to ask a child what number can they count up to?)

5) Up to what alphabet can you say alphabet?

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#### tufguy

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Of the above, only Up to what number can you count? makes sense. We don't ask children that, or they'll start counting and not stop until one or both of us gets fed up.

If there is a small kid who has just started going to school and probably he knows counting (I do not know what word to use instead of "counting" here because we cannot use counting, am I correct) up to 8 only but we are not sure of this but we know that he cannot count up to 100 then what do we need to ask that kid? Like up to what number is he comfortable to count to? Same condition with the alphabet.

I am saying this because we sometimes ask kids these questions. Sometimes there parents ask us to ask them, that up to what number can they count or up to what alphabet can they say alphabet (don't know the correct way to say it, sorry).

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#### tufguy

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Of the above, only Up to what number can you count? makes sense. We don't ask children that, or they'll start counting and not stop until one or both of us gets fed up.

We don't ask children that, or they'll start counting and not stop until one or both of us gets fed up. Could you please tell me why did you use "gets" here? I mean you have written "one or both" shouldn't have you used "get" instead of "gets" here?

#### Rover_KE

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Could you please tell me why [STRIKE]did[/STRIKE] you
used "gets" here?

On another occasion, I might use 'get', if I felt like it.

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