General Writing and Grammar Help/"Why" questions

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Dear Ted:

Do you ever introduce/begin/start a "Why" question without the auxiliary "do"?

If so, would you please give me some examples?

Thank you,

Paolo

P.S. Ted, is the question "Do you ever introduce/begin/start a 'Why' question without the auxiliary 'do'?" correctly written?

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Dear Paolo:

Do you ever introduce/begin/start a "Why" question without the auxiliary "do"?

*** YES.  Many, many times.

If so, would you please give me some examples?

Why are you going to bed so early?
Why are there no stars shining tonight?
Why begin your semester-long project tonight, if it is due tomorrow morning?
Why is English so difficult to learn?

Thank you,

Paolo

P.S. Ted, is the question "Do you ever introduce/begin/start a 'Why' question
without the auxiliary 'do'?" correctly written?

*** YES, it is.

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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