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Why

"Where it's?"

is incorrect while

"Where is it?"

is considered correct?

Was it like this all the time in English?

Because the word oreder is wrong here too:

Why it's there? = Why it is there?

it is incorrect too.

So, why Where it's? is wrong and Why it's there? is OK?

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marked as duplicate by Janus Bahs Jacquet, John Lawler, Robusto, RegDwigнt Oct 5 '13 at 19:02

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Why don't people use "Why people don't use" question? Because it's ungrammatical and doesn't mark a real question. People who use it sound wrong to native speakers' ears, unless the native speakers have spent a lot of time in Asia. And they don't often get good answers with bad questions. –  John Lawler Oct 5 '13 at 17:58

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It is an interrogative : you reverse the order subject - verb.

"Where am I ?" and not "Where I am ?".

"Where have you left the keys" and not "Where the keys have you left ?"

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"Where it's?" is a truncation of "Where it is?", which is grammatically incorrect. "Where it is?" has a declarative syntax. If you were to ask it as a question the correct syntax would be, "Where is it?". So if the question, "Where it is?" is formed incorrectly then we know any truncated form of it is also incorrect.

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