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What potential risk would be there for me?

When I type this sentence, my Grammarly is telling me it's wrong. Why? Just wondering. I am responding to a person who warns me that something risky is happening if I do something.

  • It's fine, grammatically speaking. You could lose the adjective, however, with no ill effects: "What risk would there be for me?" – Robusto Sep 27 '17 at 3:23
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It should be

What potential risk would there be for me?

In this sentence, there is functioning as an indefinite pronoun - you are asking whether or not there will be a risk, and if there is, what kind of risk would it be.

This

What potential risk would be there for me?

is asking if you go somewhere (to a place referred to by where) what risk would be in that location.

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  • Thanks. Very clear answer! The grammar.ly keeps telling me to put would in the front. It's really weird. – AGamePlayer Sep 27 '17 at 3:58
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I think

what kind of potential risk ....

would be better.

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    Please support your answer with reasons to why you think you are correct. It will help the OP. – Varun Nair Sep 27 '17 at 8:06
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    Please edit to include an explanation of why this is correct; answers without explanation do not teach the patterns of the language well. See the Submitting Answers that merely answer the question discussion on meta. – Nathan Tuggy Sep 27 '17 at 8:12

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