[why is it] you wanted your son to be a lawyer?

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stephenlearner

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

I have seen a phrase "why is it". For instance, why is it you wanted your son to be a lawyer?
Is it common? Does it mean the same as "Why did you want your son to be a lawyer"?

Thanks a lot.
 
  • reno33

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Yes, they mean the same thing. It's just 2 ways of saying the same thing......as simple as that.
     
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