I want to understand the underlying structure of "How + adjective + subject + verb"
ex) how selfish we are.
Here's my opinion. As the form of indirect question, subject and verb inversion has taken place.
How + adjective + verb + subject -> How + adjective + subject + verb
ex) How selfish are we? -> How selfish we are.
Furthermore, I thought adjective has inverted ahead of subject to be emphasized.
How + verb + subject + adjective -> How + adjective + verb + subject
How are we selfish -> How selfish are we
(I think this is basic/underlying structure.-how we are selfish)
So my opinion is that sentence is changed in this order.
'How are we selfish -> How selfish are we -> How selfish we are'
My question is
1) "How are we selfish -> How selfish are we" Did this process occur due to emphasize the adjective 'selfish'?
2) If not, I want to know what process happened in this sentence.
*I heard that 'How' attracts adjective 'selfish' in some reason
*Adjective 'selfish' is pre-positioned due to emphasize..?
*In addition, the entire sentence was "At that moment, I realized how selfish we are, not sharing the things we are blessed with in life."