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    #1

    About using wh question in sentences...

    Can i write:
    - "I don't know what i am using" or "i don't know what am i using"
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    - "i don't know what happening"or "i don't know what is happening" or 'happening is'?
    Please help me, i am new in English...
    Last edited by hoangthi; 27-Oct-2012 at 09:33.

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    #2

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Can I write:
    - "I don't know what I am using" or "I don't know what am I using"
    and
    - "I don't know what happening"or "I don't know what is happening" or 'happening is'?
    Please help me, I am new in English...
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    Welcome to the forums hoangthi.
    If you are still not sure, have a look at an article about indirect questions.

    Also note that we always capitalise 'i' when we are talking about the first person singular: 'I know.'
    Last edited by tom3m; 27-Oct-2012 at 10:06.

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    #3

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Thanks... Please tell me know if my English have any problems...
    Now. I have some more questions about conditional sentences. Can i post them here or make new thread?

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    #4

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Start a new thread, please.
    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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    #5

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Thanks... Please tell me know if my English have any problems...'Could you tell me if you know about other problems with my English?' - that would probably sound better, but it's hard to answer
    Now. I have some more questions about conditional sentences. Can iI post them here or make new thread?
    Start a new thread, so that confusion is avoided.

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    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    tom3m, what is the type of your conditional sentence that you have just used? I have seen in some other forums where they alway write: "if you have any problem, (please) contact us".... So is this correct?

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    #7

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    If you have any problems, (please) contact us.
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    See my corrections.

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    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
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    See my corrections.
    Yeah. If this were correct, why could Tom use: "could" ?
    "If you have any
    problems,
    (please)
    contact us".
    And
    'Could
    you tell me if you
    know about other
    problems with
    my English?'
    Why can't i use: 'tell me if you know about other problems with my ENGLISH'

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    #9

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Yeah. If this were correct, why could Tom use: "could" ?
    "If you have any
    problems,
    (please)
    contact us".
    And
    'Could
    you tell me if you
    know about other
    problems with
    my English?'
    Why can't i I (always capitalise 'i' to 'I' when it is a pronoun) use: 'Tell me if you know about other problems with my English'
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    If you have any problems, (please) contact us.
    Correct (as CS wrote)

    Could you tell me if you know about other problems with my English?
    (This can be paraphrased:
    If you know about other problems with my English, could you tell me? )

    Tell me if you know about other problems with my English.
    I think you can use this sentence as well. There's nothing wrong with it, in my opinion.

    As for conditionals: English Conditionals: An Introduction - Articles - UsingEnglish.com

    Hope it helps.

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    #10

    Re: About using wh question in sentences...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Why can't I use: 'Tell me if you know about other problems with my ENGLISH English'?
    Saying "Tell me ..." sounds like the imperative. It sounds like you are ordering us to do something. That is not very polite. It is better to say "Please tell me ..." or "Could you tell me ..."

    For the third, or possibly fourth time in this thread, I would like you to please remember to capitalise the word "I" (first person singular) every time you write it. Thank you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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