When I want to buy a book, can I say "where to buy this book"? I just tried to search "where to buy" on google, there were a lot of search results. But I feel it doesn't look right. Do you have any ideas?

  • Does this answer your question? Can “How to” be a question? – Laurel Nov 20 '20 at 23:38
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    By the way, Grammarly is a made-up word that is the name of a piece of software. It may at some time become a word in general use, but at present, the word you want is grammatically – Colin Fine Nov 20 '20 at 23:46
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    It is common to use the form of embedded questions (without inversion) as titles and headlines. People ask us where to buy X -> Where to buy X? as the title of an article. That is probably why you found so many hits. – Colin Fine Nov 20 '20 at 23:49
  • @ColinFine Thanks. Do you usually say "grammatically right"? Or "grammatically correct"? – Frank Mi Nov 21 '20 at 7:00
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    @FrankMi: I usually say "grammatical". – Colin Fine Nov 21 '20 at 13:30

Don't confuse questions

Where do I buy this book?

With phrases that are not full sentences, such as "where to buy this book". That phrase means "the place that sells this book". You can use it as:

Please tell me where to buy this book.

The question would be better phrased as

Where can I buy this book?

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