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“I do not know where … is” vs. “I do not know where is …” [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences is correct in a formal context? Both? If possible, please also explain why each of these sentences is correct/incorrect. I do not know where the best place to ask ...
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Word order: "Tell me what is your opinion on this matter" or "Tell me what your opinion on this matter is" [duplicate]

Tell me what is your opinion on this matter. Tell me what your opinion on this matter is. Which one is correct? I understand the word order in the sentence like I want to know where she is. But ...
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What the matter is vs. what is the matter used in the affirmative [duplicate]

I want to know what the matter is with her. I want to know what's the matter with her. I want to know what's her problem. Is "I want to know what's the matter with her" and 'what's the matter' ...
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When do "direct" and "indirect" questions become the same? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “I'm not sure what the right way is” Direct and indirect questions are not usually the same: What is your name? I don't know what your name is. But ...
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“Not sure what the contact’s full name is?” vs. “Not sure what is the contact’s full name" [duplicate]

In an application I am writing, I require the user to state a contact's full name. I have a disagreement with my marketing director regarding the correct wording for when the user doesn't know the ...
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Is "They won't tell me where is the office" correct? [duplicate]

Which sentence is correct? They won't tell me where is the office. They won't tell me where the office is.
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embedded interrogative Clause when quoting [duplicate]

Today I heard someone saying "...people ask me how can I ...", I know it's wrong, but then again, what if she was quoting? So the question is: Can you change an embedded interrogative clause to a ...
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What will be the word order in converting this to reported speech? [duplicate]

We need to convert the following to reported speech: Why have you taken a room on the tenth floor? I am confused about the word order. Should it be He asked her why she had taken a room on the ...
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Is it grammatically correct [nowadays] not to invert the NP and copula in an indirect question? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is a recent phenomenon, but for the last decade, I've noticed when English speakers make statements denoting there are/were unknowns, they usually phrase them with a question ...
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When can an embedded interrogative clause exhibit Subject-Auxiliary Inversion? [duplicate]

I found in a comic book an interesting example of an embedded interrogative that had Subject-Auxiliary Inversion (SAI): I'm not too sure what exactly is it that you're asking. Is this Standard English ...
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Is the inversion in “Let’s see ʜᴏᴡ ᴄᴀɴ ᴡᴇ do this” an error for “Let’s see ʜᴏᴡ ᴡᴇ ᴄᴀɴ do this”?

I’m reading about the C++ Boost library, and the following sentence from Boost.ORG drew my attention: Once the two steps have been successfully completed, the process can start writing to and ...
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"I believe it's valid" vs. "I believe it valid"

Over on another network site, a helpful user corrected the grammar of a post of mine. The answer now says I believe it's valid. where I originally wrote I believe it valid. Is the original ...
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"Which" or "what"

Much of (what/which) scientists know about dinosaurs has been recently discovered. The phenomenon of (what/which) are known as corporate networks has also attracted attention. And yes, the answer is ...
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"What's" in indirect questions

Lets consider the following: The book doesn't explain, "What's the wisdom behind education?" Changing this to an indirect question becomes the following: The book doesn't explain what the ...
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Can you say "Why Tom let Katie win"

Some one pointed to me that in this Star magazine from cover, the editor used the sentence "Why Tom let Katie win" instead of "Why did Tom let Katie win". Is it a correct form or is the grammatical ...
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