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    Question Subject too long: Not sure about which (subject) is...or which is (subject) ?

    Hello!

    I've got one little question:

    When the subject is too long can the verb change its position? For example: I'm not sure about which the right expression to refer to the place where flowers are safely kept throughout the winter is. ->

    Can it be 'I'm not sure about which is...'? Or is it plain wrong?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Subject too long: Not sure about which (subject) is...or which is (subject) ?

    I wouldn't say it is plain wrong, though I would be more likely to use what unless you are working from a list of choices.

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    Re: Subject too long: Not sure about which (subject) is...or which is (subject) ?

    When a sentence is as unwieldy as yours, it is best to rephrase it, shorten it, and simplify it.

    What expression is used to refer to a place where flowers are kept throughout the winter?

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    Re: Subject too long: Not sure about which (subject) is...or which is (subject) ?

    Agreed- but if you must go for that sort of wording, then I think both positions work.

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