why don't you think so

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Sun14

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Chinese
I was wondering whether the underlined part is idiomatic:

T--Which answer do you choose?

S--B

B--"Okay. Why don't you think so."

Thoughts and context: The teacher asked the students to choose the answer and ask his reason to choose that.
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See correction in #3.
 
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  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Can you explain what you mean by "Why don't you think so?" You haven't provided any context that explains the question.
     

    Sun14

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Can you explain what you mean by "Why don't you think so?" You haven't provided any context that explains the question.
    I am sorry. It is a typo, see the correction below:

    Hello, my friends,

    I was wondering whether the underlined part is idiomatic:

    T--Which answer do you choose?

    S--B

    B--"Okay. Why do you think so."

    Thoughts and context: The teacher asked the students to choose the answer(A,B,C, D) and ask why he thought like that. The teacher simply wanted to know the reason for him to choose B.
     

    Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    Yes, that question is idiomatic in your context. Note that it might suggest to the student that it is incorrect, however, and the reason will therefore not be forthcoming.
     

    Sun14

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Yes, that question is idiomatic in your context. Note that it might suggest to the student that it is incorrect, however, and the reason will therefore not be forthcoming.
    Do those two sentence suggest it is incorrect?

    1) Why do you get that answer?

    2) Why do you think like that?
     
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