Hi. Please read the following sentence and tell me is it correct?

Which country are you living in?

Well, I have problems with these kind of sentences. I know a correct one: Who are you eating dinner with?

But I am not sure about the first one!

Thank you all.
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Jeff_MosawyWhich country are you living in?
Correct. I suppose this is the sort of thing that concerns you:

Who are you asking for?

Which knife are you cutting the bread with?

Which box did you put the chocolates in?

Which countries did you go to?

What did you decide on?

Who are you going to rely on?

What do you object to?

What were you talking about?

CJ
Exactly! My problem is sentences like those. Sometimes I can guess how should I ask them. First off, I make a simple sentence of that. For example: You are living in U.S. Here I will find out that I need an 'in ' for putting it at the end of the sentence. Then I will make the correct: Which country are you living in?

I know this will be a strange thing for you! Beucasue English is your native language and you do NOT need to do those steps AT ALL. But it is very hard for me. Seriously!!!

Anyway, thank you for helping and thanks for giving me some useful sentences.
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Jeff_MosawyFirst off, I make a simple sentence of that. For example: You are living in U.S. Here I will find out that I need an 'in ' for putting it at the end of the sentence. Then I will make the correct: Which country are you living in?
It seems you are going about it the right way and it's working for you, so just continue in that way.

Jeff_MosawyEnglish is your native language and you do NOT need to do those steps AT ALL.
No, not consciously, but those steps are probably going on very quickly and unconsciously inside my brain because I've had years of practice! The time will come when your brain will be able to do those steps just as automatically and you will wonder why you ever had any trouble with it. It's magic. Emotion: big smile

CJ
Yes, I can see that!

The only 2 sentences that I can say them quickly:

1. Who are you eating [sth] with?

2. What are you talking about?

I can say the first one unconsciously because I am studying English with Rosetta Stone software. And it always repeat it for me.

and regarding the second one, I think it is a very very common term in English! Because I hear it more than 10 times in any movies Emotion: big smile. They always saywhat are you talking about!! Emotion: big smile
Hi!

I have the same problem with this sentences, how do I recognize when it is necessary to put the "on" "in" etc ..at the end of the sentence???does exist a specific rule?

I usually said: "with whom are you eating"?
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Hi Pamela81,

I can see your problem. I had have same problem before. I was saying: with whom are you eating? Or In which country are you living? etc.

But my problem has been solved.

As you know, my English is not good and I can't say those kind on sentences quickly as natives do. So I follow these steps:

First I make a normal sentence: You are eating dinner with your brother.

Next, make the question: Who are you eating dinner with?

That means, you should remove 'your brother' as it is the answer of the question. And you should bring 'who' and do some changes in the sentences.

I hope you are understanding what I am saying and hope help you.
Hi Jeff,

thanks...I do not know if it is clearer now...I would need some rule...

Anyway thank you for the effort

Best Regards

Pamela
Hi Pamela,

Well, I do not think there are any rules about these kind of sentences.

As dear CJ had said before, natives do the same thing that I am doing for making those sentences. But they do that very quick. besides, they know English since they were child, so those sentences have been repeated maaaany times for them. So I think the best way is follow my steps. Or if you want, you can wait till CJ comes back here and tells us more. Perhaps I am wrong!

Kind regards.
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