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"Hvor meget koster dit guld?"

Translation:How much does your gold cost?

March 7, 2017



What is wrong with How much costs your gold ?


It sounds odd in AmE... No idea about BrE though.

Edit: In English, we need auxiliary verbs (to do, to be, to have, etc.) to form questions. See here: http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/rules/auxil.htm


It is just grammatically wrong.


Revisiting this question--I'm pretty sure the reason why it's wrong is because you need auxiliary verbs to ask questions in English (in this case, "to do"). For example, "Do you want to build a snowman?," "What does he like?", "Why does he eat so much spinach?"--you wouldn't say "Want you build a snowman?" or "What he like?" or "Why he eat so much spinach?"

Although you can say "You want to build a snowman?", it's casual. I don't know if it's wrong, but I would never phrase a question like this in writing.


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