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Hello,

I have a problem with one of my exercises. I have to write down the question to the following answer:
- He had a tooth pulled out yesterday.

I have no idea, what the question might be.

I would be glad if I could get a explainable answer.

Regards from Germany
Robert
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There could be any number of questions to which "He had a tooth pulled out yesterday" could be the answer (by the way, you could just as well omit "out."):

When did he have his tooth pulled?
What did he do yesterday?
Why wasn't he at the party last night?
Why isn't he at work today?
Why did they give him a prescription for codeine?
Why is he eating oatmeal while everyone else is eating steak?
...and so on....
I have forgot to mention that the question has to begin with 'what'

Ok, you gave me an example with what - What did he do yesterday?
However, he did not pull out the teeth, did he?

I mean, I would to the question answer things like:
I played football or I cooked my meal.

Do you understand what I mean?

Robert
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Hello Rob

You could say:

'What did he have pulled out yesterday?'
'He had his tooth pulled out yesterday.'

Or:

'What happened to him yesterday?'
'He had his tooth pulled out yesterday.'

MrP
Hi,

this makes sense to me, thanks.

Would this question be correct as well:
"What did he have done to him yesterday?" ???

There is still another problem which I have. I have to translate a German sentence into English. I saw that you are a moderator, perhaps you do know anyone who can both German and English very well.

Here is the sentence I have to translate:
Welche sozialen und moralischen Ziele verfolgt die Gesellschaft?

I guess it might be this in English:
Which social and moral aims are society following?

However, I am not quite sure. Would be nice if someone might check it.

Thanks a lot
Robert
Hello Rob

"What did he have done to him yesterday?" – that would be fine.

"Welche sozialen und moralischen Ziele verfolgt die Gesellschaft?" – you have the essence; you might want to say:

"What social and moral goals does society pursue?"

Or 'What social and ethical goals...'

MrP
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HELLO.ROBERT
I AM NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER.I WILL TRY TO QUESTION THIS ANSWER BY MY VIEW PONIT.
I DON'T KNOW IF IT CAN HELP YOU OR NOT.

what did you do with your tooth?
Or:

'Good grief. What's the matter with Rob?'
'Didn't you hear? He had a tooth pulled out yesterday.'

MrP