You need to go to where?

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loviii

Senior Member
Russian
Good day!

My example:
A: I need to go.

Can the question be built the next way:
B: You need to go to where?

Thanks!
 
  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    That form of the question is only likely to be used if the person asking heard " I need to go (to)* so59bhneogtjbntgi" i.e.did not understand what was said and only required clarification of "so59bhneogtjbntg".

    A normal form would be simply "Where do you need to go?"

    * Edited to add the "to" inadvertently omitted at time of original post.
     
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    WestSideGal

    Senior Member
    English, US
    Good day!

    My example:
    A: I need to go.

    Can the question be built the next way:
    B: You need to go to where?

    Thanks!
    Grammatically (with correction) the sentence is fine. But without context the response could be anything:

    I need to go: something urgent has come up and I need to leave ------> Okay, call me later.
    I need to go: I have to go to the bathroom -------------> I'll wait.
    I need to go: I'm late for an appointment ----------> Don't let me keep you. I'll see you tomorrow.
    I need to go: I don't want to talk to you any more ----------->@#%%$^&:D:eek:
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    It doesn't need correction if it is a response to "I need to go to 59bhneogtjbntgi" i.e.did not understand what was said and only required clarification of "59bhneogtjbntg".

    But I cannot imagine the bare statement "I need to go." leading on to "You need to go where?"
     
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