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    I didn't know what was my fault.

    Dear all,

    Can you please tell me which of the following sentences are correct? I think the auxiliary verb must be in the end of the sentences but I'm not sure.Maybe both version are correct.If I'm right about the place of auxiliary verb must I use 'are' after 'correct' in my question sentence?

    1) I didn't know what was my fault. or I didn't know what my fault was.
    2) Can you tell me where is my wallet? or Can you tell me where my wallet is?

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    Re: I didn't know what was my fault.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Dear all,
    Can you please tell me which of the following sentences are correct? I think the auxiliary verb must be at in the end of the sentences, but I'm not sure. Maybe both versions are correct.
    No, see below.
    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    If I'm right about the place of the auxiliary verb, must I use 'are' after 'correct' in my question sentence?
    No, that would be incorrect.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    I didn't know what was my fault.
    Incorrect.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    I didn't know what my fault was.
    Correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Can you tell me where is my wallet?
    Incorrect.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Can you tell me where my wallet is?
    Correct.

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    Re: I didn't know what was my fault.

    As far as "I didn't know what was my fault" goes, there is a scenario in which it could be used.

    My teacher said to me, "It's your fault". The problem was I didn't know what was my fault.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I didn't know what was my fault.

    Another scenario involves knowing the faults, or the problem. "We both made mistakes. I didn't know what was my fault, and what was Peter's."

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