During a conversation in chat I wanted to say

Your current version of the project is not bad. The question is how good you want it to be.

And then I thought: Is it right to use the question without question mark and inversion?
I read and heard a considerable amount of English and the phrase seemed okay, but I wasn't completely sure.

Based on this info, I finally decided that it was right.

Am I correct?

  • Maybe, "The question is: how good do you want it to be?" – SovereignSun Aug 18 '17 at 5:44
  • @SovereignSun, I assume that this is the option, but my question was about correctness of the aforementioned phrase. – Ramid Aug 19 '17 at 5:55

For the question to not hang around for an eternity without an answer,

Yes, it is possible to phrase the sentence in that way.

An example of a similar case is given in the recording of Bryan Lockwood getting streets 1:12.

Do you see how fast my pace is?

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Sounds ok to me. The main meaning of question is query but in this sentence the word question has the same meaning as matter.

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