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    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Hwaigon, Nov 23, 2015.

    How do you ask for somebody's progress on work? Especially when in classroom and I need to ask
    how far the students are with their work? Is it "What have you done?" How "far" are you? What's your status?
    What's your "twenty"? What the hell? What question are you at? (this one seems quite feasible). Help me out, please, I need something short.
     
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    Depends on situation and character quite a lot but 'How are you doing?'
     
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    What about - "where are you up to?"
     
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    At work I use "how are you getting on?"
     
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    Thank you all for your suggestions, I myself have been using pretty much the same but
    am never sure if it's a correct use.
     
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    Preferably not this one.

    I would use something like:
    How's your work going?
    Any updates on your work?
    What have you been up to this past week? (The professor that I work with likes to ask this question at our weekly meetings.)
     
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    Is this for something you're writing, or just a general query?
     
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    I typically find that it's the other way around and the students are the ones asking, "What do you want in the outline?" or "What are you looking for in the draft?"
    I say, "You must be able to prove to me that you've done your research."
     
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    I'm an English teacher and somehow I've always avoided this question - much as I consider myself proficient -
    and have decided to consult the forum of language lovers to help me out. Or at least compare ideas. Truth be told,
    in my initial post I didn't come up with quality ideas.
     
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    I was referring to the work being done in the classroom, say, an exercise on grammar etc. I wondered how I ask
    for the stage of the work.
     

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