Student or Learner
I just made a post here on this forum where I wrote, "It occurred to me at once as to how can we use XYZ in the past".
My question is, is there any rule regarding the subject, I and we in this case, which asks us to/not to use one with the other? To put it differently, shouldn't have I said, "It occurred to me at once as to how can I use ....", or my sentence in the quotation marks is correct?
Now that you have pointed out a more probable meaning, the sentence is not nearly as unnatural as it first appeared to me, but I still think "It occurred to me at once as to how we can..." is not natural English. It's fine without 'as to", but not as it is - in my opinion.
You clarified the meaning for me. Have I clarified my objection to the words for you?