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    Exclamation (It`s very difficult to compute how much an item costs in dollars

    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell me why this sentence is wrong?
    (It`s very difficult to compute how much does an item cost in dollars )
    This is the right one I think but I don`t know why?
    (It`s very difficult to compute how much an item costs in dollars )

    Thanks for your help,

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    Re: (It`s very difficult to compute how much an item costs in dollars

    It's an embedded question- the first uses a question word order, but you are not asking a question, but describing the situation- you don't want the listener to tell you the answer.

    PS, I'd prefer 'calculate' instead of 'compute'.

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