"Warum jemand die Veröffentlichung verhindern will?"

Translation:Why someone wants to stall the publication?

January 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/JoeOcher
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How is does implied (I used "Why would someone want to prevent the publication?" and was told to use "Why does someone...")

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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I'm not sure how either "does" or "would" is (or isn't) implied. I would expect either "Why would someone want to stall the publication?" or "Why does someone want to stall the publication?" to be right. I certainly don't think "Why someone wants to stall the publication" (the Duolingo translation that I can see) is a correct answer since it is terrible English.

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Soglio
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The English translation is awful.

February 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kyky
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This is not a normal question but a repitition of the question "Warum will jemand die Veröffentlichung verhindern?" The finite verb is put at the end of the sentence. Another scenario: A.: "Wie geht es dir?" - B.:"Wie es mir geht?" I think the given translation is fine.

January 17, 2013
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