"Where are the numbers?"
"the numbers" is the subject of this sentence. It must be first.
Think about how you would ask this question if you were really excited in English (The numbers are WHERE?!?!). This is a great way to figure out where the question word will go in Turkish. If it stays at the beginning, the question word should be at the beginning. If it moves, it won't be at the beginning in Turkish.
I get it that the question word isn't necessarily at the beginning of a sentence or phrase, but at the place where the answering word in the reply would be (at least that is how I understood so far). However, isn't a locative usually at the beginning of a sentence?
That depends on the purpose of the locative.
Masanın üstünde kitap var. There is a book on top of the table.
Kitap masanın üstünde. The book is on the table.
The first sentence answers the question, What is on the table? And the new information is near the end.
The second sentence answers the question, Where is the book? And again the new information is near the end.
So it depends on whether the location is new information or old.
Here, you've been talking or thinking about the numbers already but not about their location -- that is the thing you wish to discover and so it goes near the end.
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Yes, it's wrong.
That means either "his numbers" (or "her numbers", "its numbers", "their numbers", "their number"), or it's an attempt to use the accusative case -- but "the numbers" is the subject in this sentence, not an object, and so cannot be in the accusative case.
i am gonna ask a question that may seem stupid for some of you, for the people who answer the questions here,where the hell did u learn the rules of language & grammar,every time i am here in the comment section i feel like i'm missing a lot of stuff although i am doing well in duolingo's level,the thing is in duolingo there is no lessons to learn the rules,however all people in here seem to know them,am i missing something ?
I am sorry, you must have misunderstood me... My comment wasn't a reply to @turkey1260
I was basically asking if the sentence "Where are the numbers?" (Which is the discussion topic) was going to be used in Turkish, or if I wouldn't hear it being used in Turkey...
I am sorry that you misunderstood my comment, I would never post a hate comment on the forum!
Thank you for your time, and your kind reminder