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    I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Hi all. I have a problem with using "wh-verb-subject " or "wh-subject-verb" in the following contents:

    i wonder who is she.
    i wonder who she is.

    i wonder who is reading this.
    i wonder who reads this.

    I wonder what did she see.
    I wonder what she sees.

    can anyone tell me which ones are correct?

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    #2

    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    In every case, the second is right. These are indirect questions, so shouldn't have question word order.


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    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Thank you


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    I think 'i wonder who she is' is the correct one.


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    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Thanks Penybig 2002


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    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Hi there,

    In this situation, i wouldn't consider "I wonder 'who she is' or who is she'" as a question. It is not even a rethorical question. It is more like a speculation... If such is the case, I wonder "who she is" is the right answer.

    Dixy


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    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Thanks Dixy


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    We can not say "I wonder who is she?"


    The correct form is:"I wonder who she is?"

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    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Quote Originally Posted by MehmetBaskan
    We can not say "I wonder who is she?"
    Nice addition, Mehmet, and it's correct, but . . . could you tell us why?


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    Re: I wonder "who she is" or "who is she"

    Hi all. I'm very happy to see your replies I have another question concerning the same issue here.

    " Do you know how thunderstorm is formed? "
    "Can you tell me who that girl is? "

    Are they the correct way of asking questions?

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