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    Red face Which sentence is correct and why

    Which sentence is more appropriate and why?
    How many calls have you taken?
    How many calls you have taken?

    What is the role every word or part of speech in this sentence

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    Smile Re: Which sentence is correct and why

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which sentence is more appropriate and why?
    How many calls have you taken?
    How many calls you have taken?

    What is the role every word or part of speech in this sentence

    Thanks
    The first sentence is correct because this is an information question. For a question, we invert the subject and the auxiliary. In this case the subject is "you" and the auxiliary is "have" (the verb is "taken"): statement form: you have, question form: have you.

    Let me know if you have any follow-up questions.



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    Re: Which sentence is correct and why

    Direct questions have subject (you) operator (have) inversion. Indirect ones don't.

    Compare:

    How many calls have you taken?
    How many calls you have taken?
    I do not know how many calls you have taken.

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