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    Default is at the end of the beginning of a do you know what question

    should i say : " do you know what a mosquito is?" or " do you know what is a mosquito?"

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    Default Re: is at the end of the beginning of a do you know what question

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    should i say : " do you know what a mosquito is?" or " do you know what is a mosquito?"
    The only exception is when 'know' doesn't refer to knowledge, and the question is rhetorical:
    'Do you know what is bugging me? He must have known before...otherwise he wouldn't...'. This is easy to remember: 'bugging me' isn't a noun. When you're asking about a noun, invert the 'direct question' order.

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    Last edited by BobK; 05-Oct-2008 at 17:41. Reason: Added 'rhetorical' thought

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