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Hello

"Who saw you" We say so, instead of "Who did see you" because the word WHO is standing in for the subject of the sentence.

Can you think of a similar example with the word WHAT? Maybe: What happened to you? Is it a good example?

Also: Could you explain to me why it is incorrect? ( maybe it should be:…why is itincorrect?, but I don't think so Emotion: smile

Thanks
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Who saw you? [correct]
Whom did you see? [correct] Who did you see? [so common that some consider it correct]
Why is it correct? [direct question]
Tell me why it is correct. [indirect question]
PhilipWho saw you? [correct]
Whom did you see? [correct] Who did you see? [so common that some consider it correct]
Why is it correct? [direct question]
Tell me why it is correct. [indirect question]
Hi Philip

Thanks for the answer, but you changed my sentence, I guess. I asked about: Who did see you? and not Who did you see?

Can you think of any examples with WHAT (my originall post)?

thanks
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NewguestCan you think of a similar example with the word WHAT? Maybe: What happened to you? Is it a good example?
That's a good example, yes.
What went wrong with our plan?
What made that strange sound?
What produces steam when it boils?
What stained your shirt so badly?
What caused the Civil War?
What makes you angry?
What goes around the sun in 365.25 days?
What happens when you press this button?
What travels at 670 million miles an hour?
What surprised you the most about her?
What gave you that idea?
What would help relieve a headache?
What comes up in the east every morning?
What will fit in that corner?
What has four legs and makes the sound "Moo"?
What saved them from certain death?
What interests her?
What troubles you most about English grammar?
What comes with it?
What will grow in a clay soil?
What led you to that conclusion?
What gives meaning to life?
...
Let me know if you need more!!! Emotion: big smile

CJ
NewguestAlso: Could you explain to me why it is incorrect? ( maybe it should be:…why is itincorrect?, but I don't think so Emotion: smile
Could you explain why it is correct? Emotion: wink
Yes, CalifJim, I would need like a hundred examples more Emotion: wink Just kidding!!!

Thanks guys. Now it's clear.
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Emotion: big smileCJ
Newguest"Who did see you"
Hi Newguest
That sentence would be possible in a limited number of situations. In some situations we use do and did for emphasis. For example:
A: Lots of people saw me there.

B: Really? Did Fred see you?

A: No, I don't think so.
B: Did Mary see you?
A: Not that I know of.
B: What about Jim? Did he see you?
A: I doubt it.
B: Did Alice or Gary see you?
A: Probably not.
B: Well, who did see you then?
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Yankee
Newguest"Who did see you"

Hi Newguest

That sentence would be possible in a limited number of situations. In some situations we use do and did for emphasis. For example:

A: Lots of people saw me there.

B: Really? Did Fred see you?

A: No, I don't think so.

B: Did Mary see you?

A: Not that I know of.

B: What about Jim? Did he see you?

A: I doubt it.

B: Did Alice or Gary see you?

A: Probably not.

B: Well, who did see you then?

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OK. I get it now. Thanks.
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