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    Question how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    I found following sentence in the book titled 'Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Philosophy' authored by William Hirstein.

    When asked, how they arrived at this solution, no one mentioned Maier's shoulder brushing act.

    If I write above sentence as following, can it be wrong?

    When asked, how did they arrive at this solution, no one mentioned Maier's shoulder brushing act.

    Thank you.

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    Re: how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    It is wrong.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    If I write the above sentence as following follows, can it be wrong (is it correct/wrong)?

    When asked(,) how did they arrived at this the solution, no one mentioned Maier's shoulder brushing act.

    The question form is: ...how did they arrive.. (verb comes before subject)
    The statement form is: ...how they arrived.. (verb comes after subject)
    In reported speech, "this" becomes "the".




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    #4

    Re: how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    The commas after 'asked' are incorrect in both versions.

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    Re: how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    Say:

    If I write the above sentence as follows...

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    Re: how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    I would say 'Is it wrong to rewrite the above sentence as follows?'
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: how they arrived at this solution vs how did they arrive at this solution

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would say 'Is it wrong to rewrite the above sentence as follows?'
    That's good.

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