Had it a lot to do with ...?

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Arcona

Senior Member
German
Hello,

could you please tell me if the following question is properly worded and if it sounds colloquial?

Had the decision to quit your job also a lot to do with your current family situation?

or maybe

Did your decision to quit the job also have a lot to do with your current family situation?

I've tried my best but I'm really not sure if it's correct. I'm looking forward to your replies.


 
  • Arcona

    Senior Member
    German
    Thanks a lot for your quick reply, sounds shift. I'll use the second one then. But doesn't sound a bit too stilted? Is there maybe a better way to ask this?
     

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Well, if you're not sure whether the decision to quit the job had anything at all to do with this person's current family situation, it seems strange to say "a lot to do with", logically speaking. I don't know if it's a better way to ask this, or just a stylistic preference of mine, but I feel inclined to reorganise the sentence: "Did your family situation have anything to do with your decision to quit your job?" (I don't think "current" is necessary.)
     
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