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    #1

    question inside sentence

    Hi ..
    I just want to know which is the right one:

    I haven't known untill now what are you studying?
    I haven't known untill now what your studying is?


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    Re: question inside sentence

    Neither.


    I did not know until now what you are studying.

    There is no question - it is a statement.

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    Re: question inside sentence

    thank you..
    but whay can't I use present perfect in this sentence?!!..
    there is ( untill now)!..


    Best Wishes

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    Re: question inside sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    thank you..
    but whay can't I use present perfect in this sentence?!!..
    there is ( untill now)!..
    Because *haven't known expresses an unspecified time; e.g., I haven't known him for more than 10 years. Cf. *I haven't known him until now. The adverb now expresses a specific time, (right) now.


    • I didn't know what you were studying until now--this very minute.
    • I didn't know, until now, this very minute, what you were studying.

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