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    • Join Date: Jun 2009
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    Asking a question within a question

    Is that way correct in asking a question:
    "Could you tell me how did you do that?"
    Or should it be strictly "Could you tell me how you did that?"?


    Thanks a lot.


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    Re: Asking a question within a question

    Quote Originally Posted by Marybeth View Post
    Is that way correct in asking a question:
    "Could you tell me how did you do that?"
    Or should it be strictly "Could you tell me how you did that?"?


    Thanks a lot.
    Your second sentence is strictly correct. To use the first form, I believe that you need more punctuation.

    Could you tell me: How did you do that?

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    Thumbs down Re: Asking a question within a question

    Quote Originally Posted by Marybeth View Post
    Is that way correct in asking a question:
    "Could you tell me how did you do that?"
    Or should it be strictly "Could you tell me how you did that?"?


    Thanks a lot.
    In my opinion,
    I think the first sentence don't correct. Only the second sentence correct

    Thanks in advance. Plz comment my reply!! ^^


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    #4

    Re: Asking a question within a question

    Quote Originally Posted by phinamdl View Post
    In my opinion, I think the first sentence don't is not correct. Only the second sentence is correct

    Thanks in advance. Please comment on my reply!! ^^
    As pointed out by timmpage, with punctuation the first can be correct.

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