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    What exactly is a government?
    What a government exactly is?
    What is exactly a government?

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: order

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    What exactly is a government?
    What a government exactly is?
    What is exactly a government?

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks!!
    i think " what is exactly a government?" is the correct one, because the adverb "exactly" is after "v.be,is".

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    Re: order

    What exactly is a government?

    I'd use this because 'exactly' is modifying the question word- demanding extra precision in the answer.


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    Re: order

    How about "what exactly a government is?"

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    Re: order

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    How about "what exactly a government is?"
    Well, if you change the question back into its original form, you'll be able to see its structure:

    A government is what exactly?
    What exactly is a government?

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