Which one is grammatically correct?

A: For what kind of applications its use may not be appropriate?

B: For what kind of applications may not its use be appropriate?

  • Why not use a simpler sentence: 'For what vehicles is he not qualified?'? Isn't the answer now clear? Commented May 22 at 11:22

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The most correct usage would be:

For what kind of applications may its use not be appropriate?

But since you are asking for a correct answer from a list I'm guessing this is for a test. The second; B would be closer to the best answer but they are both quite stilted.

The use of might might be a better choice as well.

For what kind of applications might its use not be appropriate?


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    And in less formal situations you'd probably move for to the end.
    – Stuart F
    Commented May 22 at 9:53
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    At a guess, it's the OP who has created the sentences and believes one must be grammatically correct without realizing that none of their versions really work. If this were a test question, what aspect are they testing? Maybe the task was to identify the erred section in the original sentence and correct it.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented May 22 at 10:21
  • Thanks you. I have seen several questions come up where the choice was between two or three choices and one was meant to be correct. Often the question is How can any of these be correct? Answers to such questions are usually discouraging and tell the OP that we do not answer exam questions. Such was my assumption.
    – Elliot
    Commented May 23 at 5:07

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