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,
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'.