Are these sentences correct?

  • I need to know, how the system is being started.
  • If you ask me, how the product is being generated is not his headache.

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    I would delete the comma in the first sentence. The second is fine as-is. – Dan Bron Oct 2 '15 at 19:57
  • Can you clarify how the title relates to the question, please? I'm afraid I'm a bit lost. – Holly Oct 2 '15 at 22:39
  • Formulas refers grammar but what I have posted was what I thought without recalling grammar. – Numerical Person Oct 2 '15 at 23:07

As Dan says, omit the comma in the first sentence. How the system is being started is the direct object of know, and we do not normally put the kind of pause that is represented by a comma between them (I believe that in some languages they do so).

In the second sentence, If you ask me is not part of the sentence, but a parenthetical expression, and is set off with the kind of pause denoted with a comma.

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