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I know that usually people write:

"wtf did I just watch?"

But is "wtf I just watched" a correct English sentence as "I just watched" is a correct English sentence and adding wtf should not make such difference.

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  • Welcome to the site! Could you please give more context? Like, in what situations did you read this? – Stephie Jul 26 '15 at 6:50
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    Calling i just watched a "correct English sentence" is a tenuous claim. – J.R. Jul 26 '15 at 9:29
  • He was in trouble. Why didn't you help him? Ans. "I just watched." wtf optional. – user3169 Jul 26 '15 at 18:34
  • None of y'all are understanding the original question, which is 'Can someone use "WTF" as a NON-question?'. The answer is 'yes' - it all depends on how you say it. – user36323 Jun 10 '16 at 10:10
  • @user3169 optional, as a prefixed interrogative. WTF?(!) I just watched. Exclamation optimal. – Alan Carmack Jun 10 '16 at 12:01
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No, it is not correct.
If you expand it, you get "What the fuck did I just watch?", a question.
Therefore "What the fuck I just watched?" isn't correct.

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  • But why isn't it correct? Expanding WTF doesn't change anything if the asker doesn't understand "just watched". – ColleenV Jul 26 '15 at 13:45
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    Then again, why not expand it to WTF have I just watched? Adding did messes up the grammar, adding have fixes it. – oerkelens Jul 27 '15 at 13:21
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But is "wtf I just watched" a correct English sentence as "I just watched" is a correct English sentence and adding wtf should not make such difference.

No, what follows what the X (X can be a number of words), needs to be a form of to be or emphatic verb starting with a form of to do - like interrogative sentences in general.

Wtf is happening?

Wtf did he say to me?

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WTF did I just watch?

Is a grammatically correct statement.

WTF I just watched.

is not. If you have heard someone say this, they propably said:

WTF, I just watched...

Using WTF as an interjection, then describing the cause for their distress. For example, I could be watching some sports game, and exclaim:

WTF, I just watched that player cheat!

after seeing a player break a rule and not get penalized.

So "WTF" can sometimes be used with a non-question, depending on how it is used. If it is used as a question (which, grammatically, it is) "WTF" cannot be added to a non-question. If "WTF" is used as an exclaimation/interjection followed by a non-question (as in my sports example), it is grammatically correct.

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    Except I would understand WTF itself to be a question, perhaps rhetorical, so my punctuation would be WTF?! I just watched... – Alan Carmack Jun 10 '16 at 11:47
  • @AlanCarmack | "WTF?! I just watched..." is correct. A comma has multiple uses, one of which is seperating a interjection from the rest of a sentence. I just chose to use a comma as opposed to "?!" or an interrobang (‽). – user33596 Jun 10 '16 at 12:04

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