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    #1

    "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    I have always asked myself whether it is more correct to say:

    "What do you think why did they change their attitude towards us?"

    rather than:

    "why do you think did they change their attitute towards us?"

    Am I right?

    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    No. They are both wrong.

    'Why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?'

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    #3

    Re: "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    Ooops, I put a "did" there inadvertently.
    Actually, I meant these two here:

    1) Why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?

    2) What do you think why they changed their attitude towards us?

    The second one sounds more precise to me.
    Am I really completely wrong here?

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    Re: "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    Yes, you are wrong. The second is two questions. This would be OK:

    What do you think? Why did they change their attitude?

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    #5

    Re: "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    Or What do you think of/about why they changed their attitude towards us? However, the original is simpler, clearer and better.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Nov-2015 at 08:44. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #6

    Re: "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    You could use "What do you think is the reason that they changed their attitude towards us?" or "What do you think is the reason for their changing attitude towards us?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: "why do you think they changed their attitude towards us?"

    I am not a teacher.

    Or even, 'What do you think they changed their attitude towards us for?

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