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Say we have the following sentence :

The further information I need is to know in which building is the class held.

Is it grammatically correct to place "is" where it's placed in the sentence, or should it be moved after the word "class", like this:

...in which building the class is held.

The sentence isn't interrogative, so my guess is the second variant is fine, but sometimes I become quite dubious(this time, for example).

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  • need to know is a common usage so I wouldn't break it up. So "The further information I need to know is in which building is the class held.
    – user3169
    Aug 7, 2017 at 22:04
  • I don't think the word-order you suggested is correct(that's the sheer point of my question). The last part of the sentence is interrogative, while the whole sentence was meant to be affirmative.
    – user74749
    Aug 7, 2017 at 22:57
  • If you don't want it to be interrogative, how about "The further information I need to know is in which building the class is held."
    – user3169
    Aug 8, 2017 at 0:11

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You do need an "is" in your sentence.

The information I need to know in which building is the class held.

Is definitely incomplete. The "is" is part of the direct object - there's no main verb.

SUBJECT: The information that I need to know

PREDICATE VERB: _________(is)_______________

PREDICATE NOUN: (the question itself: "In which building is the class held")

Therefore,

The information I need to know is in which building is the class held.

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    Shouldn't it be "The information I need to know is in which building the class is held." Dec 15, 2020 at 9:18

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