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    Default Place of a verb in a question form

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    Please, take a look at the place of can be below. Which one is gramaticall? What about using of Patience or illness?

    1) How effective can pill AA be for Janes's patience?
    2) How effective pill AA can be for Janes's illness?

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    Default Re: Place of a verb in a question form

    Quote Originally Posted by Pooya View Post
    Hello!

    Please, take a look at the place of can be below. Which one is gramaticall? What about using of Patience or illness?

    1) How effective can pill AA be for Janes's patience?
    2) How effective pill AA can be for Janes's illness?

    Thanks for your time!
    #2 is not grammatical.

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    Default Re: Place of a verb in a question form

    Quote Originally Posted by Pooya View Post
    Hello!

    Please, take a look at the place of can be below. Which one is gramaticall? What about using of Patience or illness?

    1) How effective can pill AA be for Janes's patience?
    2) How effective pill AA can be for Janes's illness?

    Thanks for your time!
    In my opinion, neither is grammatical. In #1, I don't understand how someone can take a pill for their "patience" and in #2, the word order is wrong.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Place of a verb in a question form

    Therefor, "How effective can pill AA be for Jane's illness?" is grammatical, isn't it?

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    Default Re: Place of a verb in a question form

    Quote Originally Posted by Pooya View Post
    Therefore, "How effective can pill AA be for Jane's illness?" is grammatical, isn't it?
    Yes, it is.
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