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    Post I wonder if is it possible to go out

    "I wonder if is it possible to go out" is correct ienglish or not?
    Would it be better to say "I wonder if it is possible to go out"?
    Is It mandatory to conlude the sentence with a question mark?:
    "I wonder if is it possible to go out?"
    or is the question mark optional?

    Thanks a lot for your attenction
    Kikale

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    Re: I wonder if is it possible to go out

    Quote Originally Posted by kikale View Post
    "I wonder if is it possible to go out" is correct ienglish or not?
    Would it be better to say "I wonder if it is possible to go out"?
    Is It mandatory to conlude the sentence with a question mark?:
    "I wonder if is it possible to go out?"
    or is the question mark optional?

    Thanks a lot for your attenction
    Kikale
    'I wonder if it is possible to go out.' This is the correct construction, the question mark is only necessary if it is a question. This sentence could be a statement.


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    Re: I wonder if is it possible to go out

    Your sentence is an indirect question, and so no question mark is used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Your sentence is an indirect question, and so no question mark is used.
    OK, thaks for yoour answer!
    What I wonder now is:
    Is the interrogative construction (Verb + subj.) allowed in indirect question? Instead of ythe normal affermative construction (Subj. + Verb).
    Or is it mandatory, or is it a mistake beeing mandatory the affermative construction?
    Thanks in advance for your help!


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    Re: I wonder if is it possible to go out

    So we can understand the reasoning going on in your mind (and be more helpful in replying), can you give two sentences you have in mind with the Verb + subj and the subj + verb constructions?

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    Re: I wonder if is it possible to go out

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    So we can understand the reasoning going on in your mind (and be more helpful in replying), can you give two sentences you have in mind with the Verb + subj and the subj + verb constructions?
    OK
    1)Verb +subject: I wonder if is (verb) it (subj.) possible to go out.
    2)Subject + verb: I wonder if it (subj.) is (verb) possible to go out.

    are they both grammatically correct or not?
    if yes which one of the two form is preferable?

    thanks a lot for your comments
    Kikale


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    Re: I wonder if is it possible to go out

    I wonder if is (verb) it (subj.) possible to go out.
    I wonder if it (subj.) is (verb) possible to go out.

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    Re: I wonder if is it possible to go out

    'I wonder, is it possible to go out?'

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