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    Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    Can someone tell me which sentence of the following is correct?

    A.) I have no idea why am I writing this post about thanking someone.
    B.) I have no idea why I am writing this post about thanking someone.

    I think sentence B is the correct one.

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    Re: Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    Not a teacher but as far as I know there is no subject-auxiliary inversion in indirect questions (and these are such examples), apart from African American English and some other varieties of English.

    So in standard English B would be considered correct.

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    Re: Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    I don't know much about African American English, but B is grammatical.

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    Re: Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    Not a teacher.

    Sentence B
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Aug-2014 at 22:47. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    Kitty, please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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    Re: Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    Lim Choon Yen, your question has also been answered here.

    We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
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    Re: Should I use "am I" or "I am"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Kitty, please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.
    I am very sorry, Moderator Rover.
    Please forgive my mistake.

    Last edited by kwfine; 07-Aug-2014 at 21:32.

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