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    Asking questions /help
    Message from issifou168 posted on 24-08-2018 at 01:42:47 (D | E | F)
    Need a help please.
    Moussa fired tear gas to disperse people. They underline "to disperse people "
    I just want to know, between :
    Why did Moussa fire tear gas?
    What did Moussa fire tear gas for?
    Which is the right answer?
    Thanks for any reply.

    Edited by lucile83 on 24-08-2018 07:58

    Re: Asking questions /help from gerondif, posted on 24-08-2018 at 11:12:03 (D | E)
    Moussa fired tear gas to disperse people because he was feeling threatened :
    Why did he fire tear-gas ? (Cause) Because he was feeling threatened.
    What did he fire tear-gas for ? to disperse people (Purpose, aim)

    Cause precedes action purpose follow the action.

    Ding Dong ! Hello !
    a) I come to kill you because somebedy paid me to kill you.
    b) What are you coming for ? a) to kill you ! (But I haven't shot you yet)
    b) Why are you coming ? a) Because somebody paid me (and I am at your door, I came)

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