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    #1

    Smile please help me with this question...!

    What's the correct way of phrasing the question with "please tell me" or "let me know" :

    e.g:

    1) please tell me when can I get it ?
    OR
    2) please tell me when I can get it ?

    Also :
    3) let me know when can we talk ?
    OR
    4) let me know when we can talk ?

    Are the above questions phrased correctly ?

    Many Thanks.

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    Re: please help me with this question...!

    Quote Originally Posted by ethanhunt View Post
    What's the correct way of phrasing the question with "please tell me" or "let me know" :

    e.g:

    1) please tell me when can I get it ?
    OR
    2) please tell me when I can get it ?

    Also :
    3) let me know when can we talk ?
    OR
    4) let me know when we can talk ?

    Are the above questions phrased correctly ?

    Many Thanks.
    1- They are not questions. They are just requists. "when can I get it?" and "when can we talk?" are both questions. but when you say:"please tell me..." and "let me know..." your sentences are not questions anymore. So dont put that question mark at the end of above sentences.

    2- I think you should say:

    - Please tell me when I can get it.
    - Let me know when we can talk.

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    #3

    Re: please help me with this question...!

    Thanks Khosro for the help , really appreciate it...

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    Re: please help me with this question...!

    Hello ethanhunt:

    Although 1 and 3 are frequently heard in India, they are considered wrong in the rest of the English speaking world. As khosro said, 2 and 4 are correct.

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