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    #1

    what is the meaning OR what the meaning is

    Hi all, can anyone tell me if my both of the following sentences are correct?

    A.) May i know what is the meaning of "sad" in the following sentence?
    B.) Can anyone tell me what the meaning of "sad" is in the following sentence?

    I think both of the sentences are correct. :)

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    #2

    Re: what is the meaning OR what the meaning is

    In the first, it should be I not i. They're not otherwise incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: what is the meaning OR what the meaning is

    If there is a choice between:
    1. "Can you tell me what is the meaning of X?" and
    2. "Can you tell me what the meaning X is?", the traditional choice would be 2.
    Perhaps International English has deemed 1 to be just as correct as 2.

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    #4

    Re: what is the meaning OR what the meaning is

    I still consider the word order in sentence 1 to be incorrect in both posts #1 and #3.

    May I know the meaning of XXX?
    May I know what the meaning of XXX is?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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