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    Arrow Need to rephrase "Where to find X?"

    I've been suggested that "Where to find [X]?" is bad English.

    1. True or False? Is it really bad English? I mean I see this formulation quite often... is it then correct, or is it just another common mistake?
    2. What's a good alternative? Please note that the question (the answer to it) is not supposed to be of a personal interest; for example, "Where can I find [X]" wouldn't be good in this case. On the other hand, "Where can one find [X]" or "What are some good places to look for [X]" etc. just don't sound right, do they?


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    Re: Need to rephrase "Where to find X?"

    If there's no personal interest, why am I asking a question?

    And "I've been suggested..." is not good English either.

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    Re: Need to rephrase "Where to find X?"

    "Where to Find X" would be fine as the title for an article, or of a paragraph. Otherwise, it's certainly not a question.

    Where can X [normally] be found?
    Where would I find X?
    Where is X?

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    Re: Need to rephrase "Where to find X?"

    Where would one find X?

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    Re: Need to rephrase "Where to find X?"

    Where can I find X?

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