who is your sister sees ?
who your sister sees ?

who are you looking for ?
who you are looking for ?

What I know is, All WH questions* require a finite auxiliary verb before the subject,but in this sentence "who your sister likes" ,there is no auxiliary verb.is this sentence in currect format or not.

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    Who/Whom does your sister see? And the question with the terminal is is okay! But it makes more a sentence than question.
    – Maulik V
    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:53
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  • @MaulikV ,what about "who you are looking for",I found so many results in google.
    – JN Raju
    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:57
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    1. The sentence is okay. 2. Don't get allured by the number of Google Results! Also, would you mind putting the question marks in all those sentences? Check Damkerng's links...very useful.
    – Maulik V
    Sep 15, 2014 at 11:59
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    "who you are looking for" is perfectly OK but is not a direct question. Direct question "Who are you looking for?". Indirect question: "Tell me who you are looking for." (no question mark).
    – None
    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03

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Direct question:

Who does your sister see?

It is a complete sentence with the use of a WH- word and an auxiliary verb. Question mark at the end.

*who is your sister sees? is not correct English. You might find Snaiboat's answer, link already provided by Damkerng T. to understand why.

Indirect question:
"who your sister sees" is not a complete sentence, it can be an indirect question subordinate to a main clause. There's no question mark, and the word order is that of a declarative sentence (not a question).

I'm asking you who your sister sees.
I want to know who your sister sees.

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