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    Hello, I've sometimes looked or listened to this sort of sentence, "It is right?", but I wonder if it is really right grammatically. According to grammar books, the form of an interrogative sentence must be "Is it right?".

    I think that in speech, "It is right?" is used at times, but strictly speaking in terms of grammar, that seems wrong. What is the truth?

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    Default Re: On an interrogative sentence.

    "It is, right?" [correct]
    "Is it right?" [correct]

    The other is not correct.

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    Default Re: On an interrogative sentence.

    Or
    It's right. Right?

    By the way, the first of kon's sentences has a different meaning. Right kon?

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    Yarp.

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    Default Re: On an interrogative sentence.

    I am saying in an interrogative sentence, the situation that the subject and the verb is changed in position. For example, in the situation such as "the situation that the subject and the verb is changed positionally in an interrogative sentence is correct?", the sentence seems a declarative form, but there is a question mark '?' at the end. I would like to know whether the sentence is right in terms of grammar, and whether in informal speech, that form is accecptable.

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    Default Re: On an interrogative sentence.

    In longer questions, it has become acceptable: "You are going ahead?" In short ones involving very simple questions like "are you?" It's not always acceptable. Context and intonation have to give it a reason for not inverting.

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    Default Re: On an interrogative sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    In longer questions, it has become acceptable: "You are going ahead?" In short ones involving very simple questions like "are you?" It's not always acceptable. Context and intonation have to give it a reason for not inverting.
    I've got it! Thank you so much.

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