I'm very confused with these words. Which is best applied in my project? Please help me with this problem because I need to submit my project tomorrow.
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It depends on context.
Who my friends are is a free relative clause, which acts as a noun phrase inside a sentence.
Who are my friends may be a freestanding question, or it may be a bound relative clause which modifies a preceding noun phrase:
Who are my friends? Always results in a question.
*Who my friends are, ..." Mostly doesn't result in a question.
For the examples I'll be using the same meaning but said in both ways.
Who are my friends? I don't know...
Who my friends are, I don't know.
In the first example sentence the answer is definitive. He simply doesn't know who his friends are. No further information.
In the second example sentence you can use a follow up.
Who my friends, I don't know. But I have to find out.
Hope this helps :)
Who are my friends? is a complete sentence, a question.
Who my friends are is not a complete sentence, but is the form that the question takes when it is embedded in another sentence, eg I wonder who my friends are.
"Who are my friends?" I think is correct. Grammatically this is the subject of the sentence.