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    Order of Pronoun

    Who am I speaking to?
    May I know who I am (not 'am I') speaking to?
    I have been asked why 'I am' is changed to 'am I' in the second sentence. Which is the grammar rule that says the order has to be reversed that way?

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    Re: Order of Pronoun

    In indirect speech we do not normally use direct question word order,

    The question mark in your example goes with the direct question 'May I know....', not with the indirect question.

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