Is this conversation ok?

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jasonlulu_2000

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---Why, the door is still open.
---How come? I’m pretty sure I remembered to lock it.

Is this dialogue natural from a native's point of view?

Thanks!

Jason
 

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---Why, the door is still open.
---How come? I’m pretty sure I remembered to lock it.

Is this dialogue natural from a native's point of view?
No. Affirmative statements beginning with why have not been standard for many years.
 

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Also, the second speaker would not say "How come?", because the first speaker obviously doesn't know why.
 

jasonlulu_2000

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---The door is still open.
---How come? I’m pretty sure I remembered to lock it.

What about this time?

Thanks for your help!

Jason
 
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