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    order in a question

    In a question is it correct to say:

    How can this world be ? or How can be this world?

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    Re: order in a question

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    The first one. "this world" is the subject, so you place it between the auxiliary and the main verb. However, this sentence doesn't make too much sense to me. If you asked me directly, I wouldn't know what to say.

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    Re: order in a question

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    In a question is it correct to say:

    "How can this world be?" or "How can be this world?"
    Please note my amendments in red. I agree with SirGod - I have no idea what your question means so the answer to your main question would be "No, it is not correct to say either of them because they don't make sense".

    How can this world be so cruel?
    How can this world possibly exist?

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    Re: order in a question

    Or, to use words a bit closer to the OP, 'How can there be a world like this?' - which sounds a bit melodramatic, but is possible.

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