Below is what is causing me a lot of confusion.
Say, I did a test, and will have to redo it if I get below a certain mark, and I want to pose a question asking what mark it is (Or there might be other reasons that I need to redo the test) Can I say:
- Under what circumstances/In what situation will I have to resit the test?
However, it is kind of weird and ambiguous if I rearrange the sentence a little, like this;
- What circumstances will I have to do the test under?
- I will have to do the test under what circumstances?
It feels like the meaning completely changed from HOW BAD MY MARK HAVE TO BE, to asking THE SET OF CONDITIONS I HAVE TO DO THE TEST IN.
I have looked up some 'under what circumstances' clauses, but all of them seem to be perfectly logical even when rearranged. E.g. Under what circumstances is cheating a crime.
Is the wording of my question awkward/ambiguous? If so how can I make it better? Or is the question perfectly fine under I rearranged it?