I'm writing a story, which takes place in a past. Can you tell me which option is correct?

When I was wondering what
1)did with the egg
2)with the egg did
someone pushed me.

I've chosen 1) but I'm not sure.

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    Both are completely nonsensical. Where did you get this example? And, did someone pushed me makes no sense no matter how you construct this sentence. – David M Mar 22 '14 at 19:03
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    I don't understand my grammar book, I suppose. So maybe: 'I was wondering what to do with the egg' is correct? – Paulina Mar 22 '14 at 19:14
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    Yes. That would be MUCH better. – David M Mar 22 '14 at 19:19
  • Paulina, it would be helpful if you would give some more context in your question. – Tristan r Mar 22 '14 at 22:52
  • I agree with Tristan. It's too vague the way the question is phrased. – Brian J. Fink Mar 22 '14 at 23:00

The question as worded is confusing.

If you mean the choice between

While I was wondering what to do with the egg, somebody pushed me.


While I was wondering what with the egg to do, somebody pushed me.

the first is more natural-sounding, whereas the second only works if you want to sound archaic or poetic.

Anyway, you may need to edit the question.

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