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Hello teachers and friends,
Can you please tell me which is correct?
1) Please ask her when the best time for me to call her is.
2) Please ask her when is the best time for me to call her.
I think it is the first sentence but I do not know which grammar structure it falls under.
Yes, I understand that if it's a question I have to use a 'wh' word followed by the verb to-be. But what if it is not a question but a statement containing the question.
Another example :-
1) Ask her what she wants.
2) Ask her what does she want.
In my opinion both are acceptable, but in 1) I prefer "would be" to "is".
Please ask her when the best time for me to call her would be.
Please ask her when the best time would be for me to call her.
Yes, #4 sounded right to me but somehow the first example #1 sounded weird...a mouthful. I like Mr Probus's sentence which uses 'would be'. It sounded so much better. Thank you everybody for helping me out.