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# Whats wrong with the usage???

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Whats wrong with the usage:

What does ok stands for??? y should it be What does ok stand for?
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28 Feb 2010, 11:16
What's wrong with "What does he does?"
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28 Feb 2010, 13:21
Hey IC,

He makes a good point, though perhaps a bit unclear. Interrogative verbs can sometimes form a little definitely.

In his example, you would say "He does (do) the mambo." But the question is "What does he do?" Think of it this way: The "does" part is understood, and so acts as the main verb, turning the other verb into a helping verb (generally formed with the infinitive without the "to").

What does ok stand for? It (does) stand for something.

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Re: Whats wrong with the usage???   [#permalink] 28 Feb 2010, 13:21
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