I've asked a question on HOW COME and found out that a question like "How come that it is possible?" is more like a dialectal variation or an older form that few people consider as natural.
Now, I've got another question.. What's the difference between these two sentences below?
a. How come is that possible? / b. How come that is possible?
As far as I know, HOW COME requires its following sentence not to be inverted, while WHY necessitates the inversion. The sentence as in (a) thus confuses me now.
Is there any difference in usage between the two sentences? Thank you in advance.