Why do/did you ask? / Why you ask?

sorry2spam

Member
Hindi, English(UK)
When someone asks a question and we are curious why he/she asked that question how do we reply?

1. Why do you ask?
2. Why did you ask?
3. Why you ask?

Till now I have only used sentence 1. Are the other two sentences also correct? Which one of them is the best? You can suggest another alternative sentence if it's better than the ones here.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hello, Sorry 2 Spam. I'd expect a native speaker to ask the question as you phrased it in your first two versions. The third version isn't ordinary and sounds incomplete.
     
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