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    Would it be correct if I rewrite this sentence 'Search for what is the real strength' as 'Search for what the real strength is'? Does anything change?

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    Re: rewriting

    Yes and no.

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    Re: rewriting

    But isn't it an indirect question? Shouldn't it be subject + verb + obj.? As ' I want to know where you come from'?

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    Re: rewriting

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    But isn't it an indirect question? Shouldn't it be subject + verb + obj.? As ' I want to know where you come from'?
    "I want to know from where you come" is equally correct. Admittedly it's rare in current usage, but that doesn't make it incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: rewriting

    How would it be in current usage?

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    #6

    Re: rewriting

    In current usage, "where you come from" is far more common than "from where you come."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: rewriting

    Hi, I'm afraid that the allthewayanime was worried about the position of the verb - word order if you will - rather than the preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Would it be correct if I rewrite this sentence 'Search for what is the real strength' as 'Search for what the real strength is'? Does anything change?
    Well, I might be wrong, but that's the feeling I got having read the query.

    M&L

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