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    Question Re: Which one is more natural?

    1. "It is not clear what is the 'optimum choice procedure'."
    2. "It is not clear what the 'optimum choice procedure' is."

    Which, then, is correct?

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    Re: Which one is more natural?

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    Wouldn't you have guessed that as well?


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    Re: Which one is more natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    1. "It is not clear what is the 'optimum choice procedure'."
    2. "It is not clear what the 'optimum choice procedure' is."

    Which, then, is correct?

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    by the series of given examples you will notice that when WHAT is followed by IS, it's as if you are about to ASK A QUESTION. (READ IT ALOUD AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF SAY WITH CORRECT INTONATION). #2 is correct if you are just stating or saying sth.

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    Re: Which one is more natural?

    Quote Originally Posted by jargon_dudette View Post
    by the series of given examples you will notice that when WHAT is followed by IS, it's as if you are about to ASK A QUESTION. (READ IT ALOUD AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF SAY WITH CORRECT INTONATION). #2 is correct if you are just stating or saying sth.
    But #1 is not a question so is incorrect, I think.

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    Re: Which one is more natural?

    It could be a question if it were changed as follows:
    It's not clear. What is the the optimum... ?

    But I agree - as written, it is incorrect.

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