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    kahhong is offline Member
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    Question Should i or i should?

    Are they the same?

    1.Why should i tell you?

    2.Why i should tell you?


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    Default Re: Should i or i should?

    They are different.

    1. Why should I tell you? <grammatical>
    2. *Why I should tell you? <ungrammatical>

    Note that, the subject pronoun I is always capitalized.
    Also note that, in questions the subject and the (auxiliary) verb invert (switch positions), like this,

    Statement: I should tell you.
    Question: Why should I tell you?

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    matilda Guest

    Talking Re: Should i or i should?

    whatever Casiopea said is correct. i have s.th to add. you CAN use the other form but id you use it in a phrase.
    e.g: I don't know why i should tell you my destination/problem/...

    i mean that you CAN NOT use it allone, and you have to use it in a phrase.

    Matilda

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    Default Re: Should i or i should?

    EX: I don't know why ishould tell you my destination/problem/...

    That's an excellent addition, Matilda.

    conjunction
    I don't know why I should tell you.

    Please note, "I" should always be capitalize.

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