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please explain the error in these two seperate sentences...it's driving me crazy
please. please. please.please.please.......
Thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you.......

1.What did you say your name was?

2. He doesn't work as hard as she does.
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No wonder they're driving you crazy. Both sentences are perfectly correct. They are, however, informal. More formal versions are "Please tell me your name again." and "He does not work as hard as she does."
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can you be more specific in grammar terms?
I'm afraid there is no grammatical explanation to cover the difference between formal and informal English. It mostly to do with quite subtle matters of style and idiomatic use. You need to read and listen widely to pick up the differneces. I think you have to be a very experienced student to use idioms successfully. Most material that you meet in your grammar books is likely to be suitable for formal situations.
Just tell me what exactly you don`t understand in this sentence...
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what are the tenses of both sentences? and if you can, can you explain the tense?
thank you
I think I've seen a similar examples Emotion: wink 2. He doesn't work as hard as she does. The second verb should not really be "does." It could be "he doesn't work as hard as she works", or you could leave off the verb and let it be understood. "He doesn't work as hard as she." While "he doesn't work as hard as she does work"seems to make sense, "work" is a verb in the first phrase and an noun in the second. "He doesn't do work as hard as she does work" is more correct, because now the actions are equivilent and "work" is a noun in both cases. "He doesn't do as hard as she does" makes grammatical sense but is not very meaningful. I think the "does" in "doesn't" functions as an auxiliary and not a 'full' verb. That's a grammatical breakdown. I certainly wouldn't correct anyone for speaking that way, because the meaning is clear.
Hi,

He doesn't work as hard as she does.

There are no nouns here. Both verbs are just in present tense, to describe the habits/customs of the two people.

He works / he does not work / he does work are all correct verb forms of the present tense.

Best wishes, Clive

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in the past tens Q we put the verb in the infinitive so the right form is

what did you say your name is?
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