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きょう の パーティー は いつなんですか

Is placing "itsunandesuka" correct when I'm trying to make a sentence which means "When is today's party" while using the grammar pattern "ndesuka"?

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The position of いつ is correct and there's nothing wrong with your sentence, but it's better to use 何時{なんじ} to ask for when in this case.

今日{きょう}のパーティーは何時{なんじ}なんですか。

The nuance of using なん is that the topic of the party has already being introduced as opposed to

今日{きょう}のパーティーは何時{なんじ}ですか。

Some people could also argue that the first sentence is slightly more friendly.

The word いつ is appropriate for any kind of situation and doesn't change depending on who is speaking or who you are speaking to.

  • Thanks. I also want to ask which situations are appropriate for using "itsu". – Hitomi Higurashi Nov 19 '14 at 8:15
  • いつ is always appropriate. いつはいつでもいい!:) – Jorge Bucaran Nov 19 '14 at 8:20
  • Adding から "from" may make the sentence sound more natural.<br> i.e. 今日のパーティーは何時からですか? – isayamag Nov 21 '14 at 4:09
  • Could you clarify why it's better to use 何時 over いつ? – 無色受想行識 Nov 24 '14 at 16:55
  • Because いつ is too broad. When is the party? = Today. And Today is already mentioned in the question, so it would be strange to ask when instead of what time. To me it's like asking so when's today's party? – Jorge Bucaran Nov 24 '14 at 17:32

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