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    Is this indirect question "incorrect"?

    On a news website run by non-native speakers, this sentence appeared:

    "The question is when will naval diplomacy turn into war action."

    Would you suggest that we learners put the auxiliary word will in another position?


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    Re: Is this indirect question "incorrect"?

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    No, I would leave the sentence as it is. Try breaking it up:

    The question is: When will naval diplomacy turn into war action?

    Does that make it easier to understand?

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    Re: Is this indirect question "incorrect"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    On a news website run by non-native speakers, this sentence appeared:

    "The question is when will naval diplomacy turn into war action."

    Would you suggest that we learners put the auxiliary word will in another position?


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    I'd suggest rewriting it, "The question is when naval diplomacy will turn into war action."

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    Re: Is this indirect question "incorrect"?

    Thank you very much, Member iKitty and Moderator Bhaisahab, for your helpful replies.

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