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I was in my English class yesterday where I was learning direct/indirect questions, and I tried to come up with examples of them. I thought it was going to be easy, but I ended up being confused about these three varieties of a question I thought of.

  1. Which car is yours? / May I ask you which car yours is?
  2. Which one is your car? / May I ask you which one your car is?
  3. Which is your car? / May I ask you which your car is?

Are any of these grammatically wrong? Which one is the most natural?

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  • If you're only asking which sentence is better, or if any are wrong, then you're asking for proofreading, which is off topic. Do you actually have a specific question about grammar? – Jason Bassford Nov 22 '18 at 1:40
  • All are correct. "May I ask you which one your car is?" is a bit awkward but still ok. In all three indirect examples, in conversational English we would also use the syntax "May I ask you which car is yours?" (which technically would be written as May I ask you, "Which car is yours?"), but this is because in informal/spoken English we sometimes ignore the rules you're currently learning! – Chappo Nov 22 '18 at 1:47
  • Thank you for your answers! Sorry I guess I asked for proofreading in a way, but what I really wanted to know was which one native speakers would generally use to ask this question. – Ramuena Nov 22 '18 at 2:20
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