[Grammar] "... is it... or "... it is..."

mamen

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Dear Teachers,

Which of the two sentences below is correct?

1. You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family.

2. You go through life wondering what it is all about but at the end of the day it's all about family.

Thanks.
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Dear Teachers,

Which of the two sentences below is correct?

1. You go through life wondering: what is it all about? But at the end of the day it's all about family.

2. You go through life wondering what it is all about, but at the end of the day it's all about family.

Thanks.

The second was more grammatical, but with the above changes in punctuation, the first is grammatical, too - and more natural than the second.

It would also be natural to say ". . . what it's all about, but . . . ."
 
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