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    #1

    you have to....

    Hi

    1. You have to tell me what do you want to do?

    2. You have to tell me what you want to do?

    I would say that both are correct, but the second one is very informal. Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: you have to....

    The first one doesn't sound at all natural to me. I'd go with the second and I wouldn't say it's informal.

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    #3

    Re: you have to....

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    The first one doesn't sound at all natural to me. I'd go with the second and I wouldn't say it's informal.
    So, in your opinion, the first one is incorrect?
    It means that I should omit "do"?
    Are these two sentences indirect questions?

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    #4

    Re: you have to....

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    1. You have to tell me what do you want to do?

    2. You have to tell me what you want to do?

    I would say that both are correct, but the second one is very informal. Am I right?
    ATTENTION: Not a teacher.

    You have to tell me what you want to do!
    You have to say to me what you want to do!
    Do you have to tell me what you want to do?
    You have to say to me!! What do you want to do?
    Watcha wanna do? (everyday conversation)
    Do I have to tell you what I want to do?
    Last edited by Offroad; 07-Mar-2008 at 14:09.

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    #5

    Re: you have to....

    So, are all these sentences including mine, indirect questions?

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