I'm little bit confused.

What's the correct option?

What do you think what is your best quality?


What do you think what your best quality is?

If i have a question form with "do" in this part "what do you think..." should i reverse the verb to be and the subject?

I feel like second one is correct, but sounds weird. Not sure.


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Neither is correct as written. This is one question, so there is no need to use the interrogative word "what" twice.

I believe you are trying to say:

What do you think is your best quality?


What do you think your best quality is?

Regarding the placement of the verb "is", either way is acceptable, but ending the sentence with a verb is considered to be informal and found in the spoken word more often than the written. For example, in very formal speech people will say "taking a walk" rather than "walking" so that the sentence does not end on the verb, but this is not a rule strictly adhered to in colloquial spoken English.

  • Where I come from "taking a walk" and "walking" are equally formal/informal, and I never heard any rule against ending a sentence in a verb, even in formal writing.
    – Lorel C.
    Feb 25, 2019 at 15:57
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    @LorelC. It isn't a rule. If it were then one way would be incorrect. No, I thought I explained that one is considered formal. Ending clauses and sentences with a verb creates "top-heavy" sentences. Good writers try to place the verb as soon as possible after the subject of the sentence. Same goes for prepositions - it isn't wrong to end on one, but considered less formal.
    – Astralbee
    Feb 26, 2019 at 9:13

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