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    Default I don't know who you are /who are you...

    Hi All,

    I'm always confused by the following sentences, please let me know which one is correct or both are incorrect and explain them. Thanks.

    1. I don't know who are you.
    2. I don't know who you are.

    3. I don't know what is going on?
    4. I don't know what going on is?

    5. I don't know what's happen?
    6. I don't know what happen is?

    Actually I am not sure how to put the verb these sentences, please advise.

    William

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    Default Re: I don't know who you are /who are you...

    1. I don't know who are you.

    The WH-word doesn't replace a subject, so it's moved to/inserted into the subject position.

    4. I don't know what going on is?
    The verb is BE + -ing: it stays together; i.e., is going on.


    5. I don't know what's happen?
    Try, I don't know what has happened. The verb is Present Perfect. Contracted what's represents two forms: what is and what has. Look for a past participle--you'll know whether -'s represents has oris.

    6. I don't know what happen is?
    The verb is HAVE/HAS + Past Participle: has happened. It must stay together.

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