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    Hello there
    Could you tell me if both of the sentences below are correct? Thank you.
    A) I may not know which one is Tony.
    B) I may not know which one Tony is.

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    Default Re: Are both of them correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisa666 View Post
    Hello there
    Could you tell me if both of the sentences below are correct? Thank you.
    A) I may not know which one is Tony.
    B) I may not know which one Tony is.
    Yes, they are both OK.

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    Default Re: Are both of them correct?

    I'd personally use "I may not know which one is Tony"

    The second sounds strange, but I assume it to be correct as well. However, it sounds like there are more than one Tony to choose from.

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    Default Re: Are both of them correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    The second sounds strange, but I assume it to be correct as well. However, it sounds like there are more than one Tony to choose from.
    As bhaisahab said, they are both ok. The second one is perfectly natural.

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    Default Re: Are both of them correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisa666 View Post
    Hello there
    Could you tell me if both of the sentences below are correct? Thank you.
    A) I may not know which one is Tony.
    B) I may not know which one Tony is.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) We non-teachers are currently allowed to answer questions if

    we start with a disclaimer ("Not a teacher") and write in a very

    respectful and humble manner.

    (2) I found your question most interesting.

    (3) I submitted the following sentences to someone who knows

    English very well:

    (a) I do not know which one is Mona.

    (b) I do not know which one Mona is.

    (4) That person told me that it is generally agreed that (b) is

    the "correct" answer. That is, in noun clauses, the subject and verb

    usually follow "regular order." (Yes, there are exceptions -- in

    informal language or when the noun clause is very long.)

    (5) Please remember, Lisa, that if a non-teacher's opinion differs

    from a teacher's opinion, you should always accept the teacher's

    opinion as the correct one.

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