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    when I've found out what was the matter

    In Oedipus the King, translated by David Grene, a line:

    Jocasta: Yes, when I've found out what was the matter.

    Should it be rewritten as what the matter was?

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    Re: when I've found out what was the matter

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    In Oedipus the King, translated by David Grene, a line:

    Jocasta: Yes, when I've found out what was the matter.

    Should it be rewritten as what the matter was?
    No, although it would sound more natural that way. Grene's translation is not wrong.

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    Re: when I've found out what was the matter

    Thank you.

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