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"Why does it not sell?" or "Why it does not sell?"

The first seems correct by gramatics but the second is suggested by my intuition.

  • What's important in an intterogative sentence(Question sentence) is its intonation. – user178049 Oct 21 '16 at 10:29
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    Fronted non-subjects, like the interrogative word "why" in your example, trigger subject-auxiliary inversion. So your first example is correct. – BillJ Oct 21 '16 at 11:52
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    Normally, one would say: Why doesn't it sell? – Lambie Oct 21 '16 at 16:05