- "Can you please tell me what is the food choice for a vegetarian?"
Why is there no inversion in the example above? I mean, why did the native English speaker who wrote the example not do it like this: Can you please tell me what the food choice for a vegetarian is? or Can you please tell me what the food choice is for a vegetarian?
I have been taught that, whenever we ask an indirect question, we have to switch the inverted word order in the direct question to normal sentence order as follows:
- Where is the nearest hospital?(direct question)
2a. Can you please tell me where the nearest hospital is?(indirect question)
So could you please explain to me why this change in the order of words doesn't happen in the original example (written by a native speaker)?