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How old that dog is.
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blay_paul - Jun 18th 2010, 07:38
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Espi - Dec 11th 2011, 01:47
linked to 1292625
Shishir - Dec 11th 2011, 01:48
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alexmarcelo - Dec 11th 2011, 02:40
linked to 1292672
Nero - Dec 11th 2011, 04:37
How old that dog is!

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Sentence #68420

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How old that dog is!

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alexmarcelo
Dec 11th 2011, 01:38
Espi
Dec 11th 2011, 01:46
Really? I don't think so.
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 01:59
It *is* a question.

It wouldn't be a question if there had been a first part to the sentence. For instance:
He doesn't know how old that dog is.
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 02:02
But, if it were a question, it should have been phrased differently:
How old is that dog?

So, as it stands now, something is wrong with this particular variant.
Shishir
Dec 11th 2011, 02:02
Eldad, and couldn't this be an exclamation?
Shishir
Dec 11th 2011, 02:03
How old this dog is! (I say this because the Polish sentence indirectly linked to this sentence has an exclamation mark)
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 02:04
Yes, indeed!
So, the period would have to be replaced with an exclamation mark.
Espi
Dec 11th 2011, 02:04
But astonished I can state: "How old that dog is."
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 02:05
(yes! I didn't see your comment about the exclamation mark - replied before I saw your other comment).
Espi
Dec 11th 2011, 02:07
Yes, perhaps it'll be better with "!"
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 02:07
Espi, you couldn't say that with a period at the end of the sentence. You say that yourself - you're astonished :) So, being astonished, would only a period suffice to express your feeling? :)
Espi
Dec 11th 2011, 02:13
I've already changed my sentence. Thanks for the explanation ;)
alexmarcelo
Dec 11th 2011, 02:25
Can you see the French translation? I know they are linked...
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 02:29
The French variant cannot be seen here. Are they really linked?
alexmarcelo
Dec 11th 2011, 02:31
Yes! Look at the logs...
Eldad
Dec 11th 2011, 02:32
Yes, you're right. But it was unlinked (I guess it was unlinked because it underwent a change, from a question to an exclamation... :-))
alexmarcelo
Dec 11th 2011, 02:39
Ahh, you're right! Thank you! :)

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