Why should boys have all the fun?
Why boys should have all the fun?

Please help me with the difference.

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    The difference is that one is ungrammatical.
    – tchrist
    Nov 18, 2017 at 15:26

2 Answers 2


The first is a grammatical question in English.

The second is not (except in special contexts: You might see it in a title of an article, probably without a query on the end: it would be elliptic for something like "The question of why boys should have all the fun". Titles and headlines actually have their own grammar).

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    Not just titles. You can have ordinary questions like "Can you tell me why boys should have all the fun?"
    – Mr Lister
    Nov 18, 2017 at 17:54
  • Yes, you can, @MrLister, but except in titles the abbreviated form (without the matrix sentence) doesn't occur.
    – Colin Fine
    Nov 19, 2017 at 13:30

The question format is

Wh-Question/Question Phrase + Auxilary Verb + Subject + Other part

According to the question structure, the question should be:

Why should boys have all the fun?

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