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Please take a look at the following sentences and identify the errors.

"Today I am covering your question on how can I hit the shot more cleanly."

Shouldn't the subject "I" proceed the verb "can?" I think it should be written as...

"Today I am covering your question on how I can hit the shot more cleanly."

Another example,

I will try to analyze and simplify what is the transitive verb and what is the intransitive verb.

Again, to my ears it should be...

"I will try to analyze and simplify what the transitive verb is, and what the intransitive verb is."

Do you guys agree? Please explain further.

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  • Your ear is good.
    – TimR
    Jul 2, 2015 at 19:21
  • So do you agree? Jul 6, 2015 at 4:07

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If you are forming a question, 'subject-verb' inversion works.

Where is he?

But then, if it's merely information and not a typical question, we don't use that inversion.

I know where he is.

So, in your case, the latter one fits. :)

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