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S&T question

Minyi asked us if we had eaten her pie.

DS’s ans: Minyi asked us, “Has any of you eat my pie?”

Worksheet’s ans: Minyi asked us,” Did you eat my pie?”

Is son’s answer acceptable? Tks n God Bless:)

 

 

Answer

No. Your son has inserted a determiner (‘any of’).

Your son’s answer would transform back to:

Minyi asked if any of us had eaten her pie.

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How about “Have you eaten my pie?” Tks

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Tks. Joyoflearning111

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With regard to the grammar of your son’s answer, British English preference would be:

Have any of you eaten my pie?’

This is because ‘you’ always takes a plural verb, even when it is used to refer to a singular noun. And of course it might have been a big pie so several people ate it.

Compare:
‘Is any of you taking the PSLE?’
‘Are any of you taking the PSLE?

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Tks. So if answer is “Have any of you eaten my pie?” consider acceptable?

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The worksheet’s answer is correct.

Your DS’s answer does not transform as well, and is also grammatically inaccurate.  It should be “Has any of you eaten my pie?”

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