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“Do you know what IS IT?” vs “Do you know what IT IS?” [duplicate]

What is the right way to embed one question inside another? For example: "Do you know what is it?" "Do you know what it is?" Are they both grammatical? If one of them isn't, then why is ...
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“Are you” or “you are” [duplicate]

I don't understand the following question: And can you tell me where you’re from? Why is "where you are from" used instead of "where are you from"?
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Do you know what his name is? [duplicate]

Do you know what his name is? Do you know what is his name? I saw this in grammar text book. The first is the correct one because "Subject + Verb". The second is wrong. We do usually say "What ...
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Can I simply use indirect questions? [duplicate]

Where was the historic six point programme declared? Where the historic six point programme was declared? I know the first one is 100% correct. Is no 2 correct? Is any special rule with no 2?
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“Know who is that person” vs “know who that person is” [duplicate]

Is it: I would like to know who is that person he is speaking to. or: I would like to know who that person he is speaking to is. I am confused as to which sentence structure is grammatically ...
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Word order in a question [duplicate]

"Why does it not sell?" or "Why it does not sell?" The first seems correct by gramatics but the second is suggested by my intuition.
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4answers
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“How it works?” vs. “How does it work?”

What is the difference between: "How it works?" and "How does it work?"
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The order of words in a clause: “tell me who is the real man” vs. “tell me who the real man is” [duplicate]

"Tell me who she is." "Tell me who your boyfriend is." We usually reverse the order, so it becomes like that. But I wonder whether "tell me who is the real man" also works because "tell me who ...
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Is “You saw whom?” grammatical?

There are three sentences cited from the website http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/object.htm: You saw whom? You gave whom the book? You wrote about whom? I am wondering whether ...
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What she was doing here OR What was she doing here

which one is correct? "I don't know what she was doing here" Or "i don't know what was she doing here" I would appreciate any help.
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Is it correct to say “Why your phone can't be reached?” [duplicate]

I tried to call a person many times but the line was engage and I could not make call. Now if I want to ask him the reason then is is correct way to say "Why your phone can't be reached" ? Please ...
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What's the right order of the words? [duplicate]

Consider this sentence: The first point I feel the need to address is why it is important to ask such a question. Is it grammatically correct or should it be why is it important...? Why? What's the ...
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Double question rule

Which one of these phrases sound more correct and why? What is the rule about asking 2 questions in the same sentence in English? Could you please tell me when can I get my check from you? ...
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“You know where is Carlos?”

I would like to know if the question below is grammatically correct or not or if it can be use in informal speech. "You know where is Carlos?" I know I can say: "Do you know where Carlos is?" ...
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“Where there was food?” Vs. “Where was there food?”

What is the correct interrogative structure of existential clause in present and past tense? Choice 1 (A): "was there food?" Choice 2 (A): "there was food?" Another example just with ...

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