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    Default Which sentence is correct?

    Which one is correct?
    1. When do we have a test?
    2. When we have a test?

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    Default Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by julasek View Post
    Which one is correct?
    1. When do we have a test?
    2. When we have a test?
    The first one.

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    Default Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Thanks. "When we have a test?" is what Google Translator told me, but it didn't seem correct, so I wanted to make sure. Apparently, Google Translator lied to me again.

    But "Do you know when we have a test?" is correct?
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    Default Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by julasek View Post
    Thanks. "When we have a test?" is what Google Translator told me, but it didn't seem correct, so I wanted to make sure. Apparently, Google Translator lied to me again.

    But "Do you know when we have a test?" is correct? Yes.
    As you have suggested, Google is not perfect. I am not familiar with your language, but perhaps if it does not include an equivalent for "do" as some other languages do not, that could be the problem.

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    Default Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by julasek View Post
    Thanks. "When we have a test?" is what Google Translator told me, but it didn't seem correct, so I wanted to make sure. Apparently, Google Translator lied to me again.

    But "Do you know when we have a test?" is correct?
    Welcome to Using English.
    Yes, that one is correct. The part that asks "Do you know..." makes the "when we have a test" part go back to the normal order of subject/verb

    When we have a test in math class, the teacher makes us hand in our cell phones so we don't use the calculator function.
    When do we have a test in math?
    We have a test in math tomorrow.

    Do you know when we have our next test in math?
    Yes, I know when we have our next test in math. Our next test in math is tomorrow.

    We didn't have the quiz the teacher told us to expect yesterday. I expect we will have a quiz today instead.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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