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    Could you please check the sentences below?

    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what are the differences between them?

    I'd like to know if all [] sentences below are correct and perhaps what are the differences between them?

    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what differences are between them?




    Thank you

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    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what the differences are between them?

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    Default Re: order of words

    Thank you Susiedqq.

    1) I'm asking the question because in my other thread I was given the answer that the following sentence is correct.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...have-been.html
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what are the differences between them?
    Is it really correct?

    2) I'm confused because we ask:
    Could you please tell me, where Church Street is?
    As it appears, the verb is in the end. So, to me, the sentence in the quote frame seems incorrect.

    3) Another example:
    Could you tell me please where I can find this information?
    and not:
    [Could you tell me please where can I find this information?]
    Right? (and is there any punctuation missing?)


    4) So the only correct sentence among the three I gave, as sussiedqq wrote, is:
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what differences are between them?
    Right?

    5) But could I write also:
    I'd like to know if all [] sentences below are correct and perhaps what differences are between them?
    Without the article?

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    Default Re: order of words

    2) I'm confused because we ask:
    Could you please tell me, where Church Street is?
    This is a question. Your original sentence above is a statement. The structure is not the same. Ask:
    Could you please tell me where Church Street is?

    3) Another example:
    Could you tell me please where I can find this information?
    and not:
    [Could you tell me please where can I find this information?]
    Right? (and is there any punctuation missing?)
    Better: Would you please tell where I can find this information?

    4) So the only correct sentence among the three I gave, as sussiedqq wrote, is:
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what differences are between them?
    Right?
    IMHO, a "the" should be placed before differences.


    5) But could I write also:
    I'd like to know if all [] sentences below are correct and perhaps what differences are between them?
    Without the article?
    Use the articles!! You are talking about specific sentences and specific differences.


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    Default Re: order of words

    Thank you.
    So I cannot write:
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what are the differences between them?

    but:
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what the differences are between them?

    Am I right?

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    Default Re: order of words

    This is okay:
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what the differences are between them?

    And so is this:
    I'd like to know if all the sentences below are correct and perhaps what the differences between them are?

    But "... what are the differences" is not. You're correct.

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    Default Re: order of words

    Thank you for the help :)

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