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  1. B45
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    who are you vs who you are

    May I ask who are you?

    VS

    May I ask who you are?

    Are both okay when talking to a person.

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    Re: who are you vs who you are

    "who you are" for an indirect question.

    "May I ask your name?"
    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.

  3. B45
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    Re: who are you vs who you are

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "who you are" for an indirect question.

    "May I ask your name?"
    So, Could you tell me who are you? - Is this considered wrong or incorrect?

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    Re: who are you vs who you are

    That would be wrong.
    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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