How Come X Why: Quando utilizar
Know how to use both but just wondering if there's a specific rule for using them.
wanna take it a shot?
thanks for any inputs
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"How come" differs from "why" in that the word order of the question is the same as that of a statement. Compare:
You didn't leave. (statement)
How come you didn't leave?
Why didn't you leave?
Have a look at the examples:
A)Why did you buy that?=How Come you bought that?
B)Why did you miss the movie?=How come you missed the movie?
all righ guys but what I can't still find is about grammar..
thanks for your time,
Hi Teacher Pondé,
Sorry,what did say again?
According to Macmillan Dictionary, 'HOW COME' should be used in spoken language. So, I guess this can be one difference in the use between HOW COME and WHY. But I want to make a deeper research about this and I hope I can add something else here.
It seems to me that you don´t need did when you use how come.
I think Donay got the grammar point right in the first reply. (The need for 'did' is a consequnce of that)
And Maoliveira75 is right about the spoken language `rule`
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