How many inhabitants does Turkey have?

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K2R

Senior Member
Germany - German
Hi,

I'd like to know if the use of does in this question is correct:

How many inhabitants does Turkey have?

Thanks!
 
  • halasz

    New Member
    English - UK
    It is correct but a little heavy I feel.

    "How many people live in Turkey" perhaps or "What is the population of Turkey".
     

    K2R

    Senior Member
    Germany - German
    This is very interesting! Many thanks! I understand it like this:

    In Turkey live about 70 million inhabitants.

    Is this correct?
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    In Turkey live about 70 million inhabitants.
    Is this correct?
    No. The word order isn't what we'd use, and "live" plus "inhabitants" is redundant, since to inhabit a place is to live in it.
    We'd say one of the following:
    Turkey has about 70 million inhabitants.
    About 70 million people live in Turkey.
    The population of Turkey is about 70 million.
     
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