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    #1

    easy question with little some doubts

    Which one is better:

    "He explained what was the problem"

    or

    "He explained what the problem was"

    ????


    Really appreciate this

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    #2

    Re: easy question with little some doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    Which one is better:

    "He explained what was the problem." "what was the problem" is question grammar.

    or

    "He explained what the problem was."

    ????


    Really appreciate this
    2006

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    #3

    Re: easy question with little some doubts

    I agree with 2006 - or more simply: "He explained the problem."

    Regards
    NT

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