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Favorite - What's your Favorite

The word favorite is used a lot in spoken English.  It is very common to talk about your favorite things with your friends or acquaintances.  Topics can range from favorite movies, favorite TV shows, favorite food, favorite cars, etc.  Since there are so many favorite things in the world, you should pay close attention to this lesson.

Asking questions is the most common way to use the word favorite:

"Who is your favorite singer?"
"Who is your favorite person?"
"Who is your favorite athlete?"
"Who was your favorite ex-girlfriend?"
"Who was your favorite elementary teacher?"

Are you following me?  It's very easy.  Just change the word at the end and you can make dozens of sentences.

"What is your favorite show?"
"What is your favorite movie?"
"What is your favorite dessert?"
"What is your favorite program?"
"What is your favorite class?"
"What is your favorite game?"
"What was the title of your favorite song?"
"What was the name of your favorite sit-com?"

We used 'who' and 'what' in our sentences.  It's possible to use 'where', 'how', and 'when', but the most common is 'what' and 'who'.

I'll provide a couple of sentences for the other words.

"Where is your favorite vacation spot?"
"When is your favorite time of day?"
"How is your favorite noodles cooked?"

It's not common, because even though it is grammatically incorrect, you can ask the same question with 'what'

"What is your favorite vacation spot?"
"What is your favorite time of day?"

Nobody is really going to notice and it's not a big deal.  After this lesson is over, I suggest practicing with 'what' and 'who', but don't bother with the others.  It's not as important.

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