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Which of the above is correct usage and why. I saw this edit in a stackoverflow question and it got me wondering why was it edited. Is it just because the first one sounds better?

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Everyone should know something.

What should everyone know?

Asking the question to the object of the sentence we usually use inversion after the question word.

  • Would you care to explain in further. I didn't understand. – rd22 Feb 23 '16 at 12:40
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The source of confusion here is that on online forums the title of a question can be perceived (by the poster) more as a title (or rubric) than as a question posed.

If we pose the question:

What should every programmer know?

If we create a rubric beneath which we list all the things a programmer should know:

Things every programmer should know

What every programmer should know

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