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Please correct these 2 sentences:

1/ Why is this sentence put in quotation marks?

2/ Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word?

3/ Will you choose (1) or (2) the definition of this word?

If both (2) and (3) are correct, what is the difference in menaing between (2) and (3)?

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Hi,

Please correct these 2 sentences:

1/ Why is this sentence put in quotation marks? You can omit 'put'.

2/ Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word? It's correct grammar, but better is

Do you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word?

or better still, Is (1) or (2) the definition of this word?

3/ Will you choose (1) or (2) the definition of this word? Incorrect.

Best wishes, Clive
In addition to what Clive has mentioned:
For 2/, it is also possible to say "Would you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word?"

Saying "Will you choose ..." is correct grammatically, but not really an appropriate usage for the questions you have been asking in the forum.
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Yankee For 2/, it is also possible to say "Would you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word?"
And more polite ...
For the first question, should I use "why does"?

Why does this sentence put in quotation marks?

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Hi,

1. Would you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word?

2. Will you choose (1) or (2) as the definition of this word?

They are the same meaning but (1) is more polite.

Am I right? Is there any difference between them?

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Hi,

Is there any difference between them? The biggest difference is that you'll rarely or never hear anyone say #2.

Best wishes, Clive