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Hi ,I'm writing from Turkey ,I'll be glad ıf you help me for the following question :

Make a question using the given sentence .The words in parentheses should be the answer to the question you make.

1.The farm covers (400 acres )of land.

Here is my quess ,is it correct ?

How many acres of land does the farm cover?

2.The water in the swimming pool is (24 degrees )

here I'm not sure which question word to use ? shoul it be ;

which degree is the water in the swimming pool ? or How hot is the water in the swimming pool ? or neither of them is true?

Thanks in advance for your help Emotion: smile
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Hello Anon,

Your answer to #1 is fine. <thumbs up>

For #2, "which degree" is not correct, while "how hot" might sound a little unusual.

Clue: you could say "how hot is the water in the bath", but not "in the swimming pool".

Would you like to try again?

MrP
Thank you very much MrPedantic ,I really laughed at my mistake ,'how hot ' really sounds funny in this context Emotion: smile I really think hard but nothing comes to my mind Emotion: sad (in fact there are some but again they may sound unusual ) My last try :What degrees?
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Hello Anon

Maybe: "How warm..."

Though of course, some people might like a hot swimming pool. (Expensive, though.)

To establish the precise temperature, you could ask "What temperature is the water in the swimming pool?"

But I'm not sure that would be in the spirit of the question...

All the best,

MrP
MrPedanticHello Anon

Maybe: "How warm..."

Though of course, some people might like a hot swimming pool. (Expensive, though.)

To establish the precise temperature, you could ask "What temperature is the water in the swimming pool?"

But I'm not sure that would be in the spirit of the question...

All the best,

MrP

Thanks for your invaluable help MrPedantic ,I'll be back with more questions Emotion: smile ıf I manage to sign in ,because I'm having some problems with my password ,Even I write it correctly ,I can't log in ,I think I had better wait a little bit....
Sorry to hear that, Anon. Try deleting your cookies and rebooting. Might do the trick...

MrP
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AnonymousHow many acres of land does the farm cover?
What about:

How much land does the farm cover?

The farm covers (400 acres) of land. --> Q: How much land does the farm cover? --- A: 400 acres.
The farm covers (400) acres of land. --> Q: How many acres of land does the farm cover? --- A: 400.

MrPedanticSorry to hear that, Anon. Try deleting your cookies and rebooting. Might do the trick...

MrP

At last ! I'm here Emotion: smile my problem no longer exists MrPedantic ,Thanks for your interest for my question Emotion: smile
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AnonymousHow many acres of land does the farm cover?

What about:

How much land does the farm cover?

The farm covers (400 acres) of land. --> Q: How much land does the farm cover? --- A: 400 acres.
The farm covers (400) acres of land. --> Q: How many acres of land does the farm cover? --- A: 400.

It also sounds good , better than my question ,I think Emotion: smile Thanks a lot ..
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