I want to ask about the completion of the construction project, so which of the following questions is correct grammatically?

When will be the project completed?


When will the project be completed?


When's the project getting completed?

What's the best way to ask this question?


The 'inversion' involved in questions involves the subject changing places with the first auxiliary in a verbchain, and only the first; all other verbs in the chain come after the subject, in their normal order.

So if this is your declarative sentence:

The project will be completed [then]

it is only the project and will which change places:

      The project will be completed [then].
            V__     |
        |      |
        v      V
 When will the project be completed?
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