I have just been edited my post sentence by someone. The original sentence is like "If he right, would please let me know more and exactly how can I suppose to use that?" And edited sentence is like this "If the answer given to me is right, could someone please let me know more exactly how I can use breakpoints in Makefile?"

I have some question about which one is correct sentence?

1.How can I use that ~ . 2.How I can use that ~ .

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I did not get your question fully, but I think you are confused with the structure of a question - How can I Vs. How I can. I'm answering that way.

When asking a question, the pronouns should be followed by an (auxiliary) verb. So, the structure in general is - What/How/Which etc. + verb + pronoun

A simple example is -

What can you do for me?

If you reverse the order, the phrase remains a sentence and not a question.

What you can do for me is unknown.

The latter sentence is not a question.

So, in your case,

How can I use [something]? forms a question

and...

How I can use [something] forms a sentence.

  • Yes exactly you right. I have asked about my confused English structure. Thanks. – Carter Oct 10 '14 at 5:44
  • Thanks Maulik but I have still confusion about "How I can use ....". I have knew from now but is this having a meaning like as a question? – Carter Oct 10 '14 at 5:52
  • It's understandable but not standard. At least to natives, it'd look unnatural to form a question like that. – Maulik V Oct 10 '14 at 7:04

there are two examples to help you learn about this.

"how can i": How can I love myself when I look like this?

"how i can": Can you show me how I can handle this camera?

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