Topic Wh question Interesting case
Man and woman, two person, are dscribed diagrom.
A Are you going to Karl’s Christmass party?
B I read the e-mail invitation. It says there are going to be a present exchange.
We are supposed to bring a gift that costs no more than 1000yen.
A Did you buy your gift already?
B Yes, I bought a loofah.
A You bought a what?
B A loofah. It’s kind of sponge made from a tropical plant.
It’s good for washing your body with soap when you take a shower.
A That’s first time that I ‘’ve heard of it.
B Well, I think more momen know about it than men.
Diagram is over.
For the original sentence
I bought a loofah.
Key sentence is
You bought a what?
We can ask the question with pinpoint accuracy,
Taro is marrying Hanako.
Who is marrying who?
He is aviophobia.
He is what?