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Hi,

Please help me in framing a right question for the following sentence, the
answer is the word in quotes within the sentence. I wish to make a question to get the number as the answer.

Bill Clinton is the "42nd" president of America.

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Hi,

Please help me in framing a right question for the following sentence, the
answer is the word in quotes within the sentence. I wish to make a question to get the number as the answer.

Bill Clinton is the "42nd" president of America.


The question will be:

Who is the "42nd" president of America?
 
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ESL-lover said:
Hi,

Please help me in framing a right question for the following sentence, the
answer is the word in quotes within the sentence. I wish to make a question to get the number as the answer.

Bill Clinton is the "42nd" president of America.


The question will be:

Who is the "42nd" president of America?
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Thanks for answering my message.
But this is not the question I'm looking for. As I said in my original request, I am looking for a question to get the number as the answer.
eg.
1.Is Bill Clinton 41st or 42nd president?
When I don't want to refer to any number: Is the following correct?:
2.What number of President of America is Bill Clinton?
Can you suggest a correction or a better question.

Thank you in advance
Natarajan
 

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There are a couple of ways to do it.

A "fill in the blank" type question
1) George Washington was the first President of the United States. Which President was Bill Clinton?

A multiple choice type question
2) Bill Clinton was the

1. 40th President
2. 41st President
3. 42nd President
4. 43rd President

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Another possibility:

Which (ordinal number) presidency was Bill Clintion's?

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The trouble with all of these questions is that the answer contains all the information, where a natural one would probably contain a pronoun. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
The trouble with all of these questions is that the answer contains all the information, where a natural one would probably contain a pronoun. ;-)

What would be an example of that? <curious>

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Another possible question:

What ordinal number designates Bubba's presidency? _ :wink:

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RonBee said:
tdol said:
The trouble with all of these questions is that the answer contains all the information, where a natural one would probably contain a pronoun. ;-)

What would be an example of that? <curious>

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Another possible question:

What ordinal number designates Bubba's presidency? _ :wink:

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What the questioner needs most might be the answer given by Ron as "which presidency is Bill Collition's? " from which you will answer with "42th" only which is just what the questioner want to make.
Hope I make myself understood :p :);)
 

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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. ;-)
 

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lucyarliwu said:
RonBee said:
tdol said:
The trouble with all of these questions is that the answer contains all the information, where a natural one would probably contain a pronoun. ;-)

What would be an example of that? <curious>

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Another possible question:

What ordinal number designates Bubba's presidency? _ :wink:

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What the questioner needs most might be the answer given by Ron as "which presidency is Bill Collition's? " from which you will answer with "42th" only which is just what the questioner want to make.
Hope I make myself understood :p :);)

Yes, but who is Bill Collition? :wink:

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tdol said:
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:

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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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lucyarliwu said:
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?"

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RonBee said:
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?"

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Thanks Ron for that ! :) :p
 
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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?

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Kondaveeti J V R Rao
 
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