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It's fine, and in this case it's the best way to do it. I'm a native UK English speaker.
Here are some examples of sentences ending with "is". They were found on various websites.
I'm not sure what the news is.
We'll see what the answer is.
I don't know what the situation is.
I am not sure, what the problem is.
These are all correct and natural.
Try typing "ending a sentence with are or is" into Google. There are many references.
I'm sorry, for some reason the second of those links doesn't work properly. Here is the text I was trying to share:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:01 PM by AlpheccaStars
Anonymous I would love to know what the grammar rule is here. For example: I want to know what his name is.She wants to see where the puppies are.
These are good examples of indirect questions. The clause following the verb has a question.
I want to know what his name is. What is his name? I want to know. She wants to see where the puppies are. Where are the puppies? She wants to see (that place).
In questions, the subject and verb are in a different order than in normal sentences. In indirect questions, the subject and verb are in the normal order. That is why sentences with indirect questions can end in a verb.
I'm sorry but you are wrong. Don't worry I understand you, using spanish accents correctly is very confuse (Even for the natives).
I think the problem in this sentence is that It's not a statement but an exclamation. In this case to say "cuándo" is right.
I'm spanish speaker, but, my question is: ¿can we say the next?
"I know when is the party"
yes it does need the accent. It is an indirect question. see https://espanol.lingolia.com/en/grammar/sentence-structure/indirect-questions for more info
Cruzah -- can you please explain how this one in particular is an indirect question? It seems a very straightforward statement to me. Based on your link, I would understand the indirect question part if the sentence had been that the speaker DOESN'T know when the party is. But if the speaker is making a statement about something that they know, how can it be a question in any form? Can you please help me understand this?
The category of "indirect questions" is a bit confusing, since they often are just statements, but you can work it out. Basically, whenever you can separate the relative clause and it forms a question that still has the same meaning, it's an indirect question.
- Yo sé cuándo es la fiesta. - Yo sé esto: ¿cuándo es la fiesta? (I know where the party is.)
- Él pregunta dónde está el libro. - Él pregunta esto: ¿dónde está el libro? (He asks where the book is.)
- Me levanto cuando vienes a casa. -
Me levanto esto: ¿cuándo vienes a casa?(I get up when you come home.)
- Voy a donde están las bonitas chicas. -
Voy a esto: ¿dónde están las bonitas chicas?(I am going to where the pretty girls are.)
When using que it can make a difference in meaning whether you use the accentend version:
- Me dijo qué quiere comer. - Me djio esto: ¿qué quiere comer? (He told me what he wants to eat.)
- Me dijo que quiere comer. (He told me that he wants to eat.)
Very good, and correct. Have a lingot. For a good reference, see this:
It is an "indirect question" i can see how you might think that it isn't a question because it end's with a period. Here https://espanol.lingolia.com/en/grammar/sentence-structure/indirect-questions you can see how indirect questions are formed in spanish.
Ok, I realize that a lot of people are arguing about direct and indirect questions and how to properly state things and there are a lot of strong feelings here.
Several responses are correct. "I know when the party is"; "I know when is the party", are two correct responses.
I verified this with grammer.com rather than just trying to remember back to what I've learned in school (and way too much college)!
Jabrat, it may be okay in German sentence structure per your source, but normally in Am. English, an 'indirect question' order is "Question-word, + Noun/pronoun/or gerund, + Verb." (Q-N-V for the sake of brevity).
It can be complicated -- look at this sentence with a predicate adjective, which SEEMS to show Q-V-Adjective, for example: "I know WHO is responsible for sabotaging the levee."
But if you were told to diagram that sentence in Eng. grammar class, the whole phrase that begins with "who" is acting as a direct object of the verb KNOW. i.e., "I know (the answer, this item of information).
To say, "I know when/where/what/why IS (some noun/pronoun)" would mark you as a non-native speaker, although you would be understood. Examples: Don't say, "I know where is the car parked." "I know when will be fixed the car." "I know what is the car model." "I know why is the tire on the car flat." Those examples just stick "I know" in front of a question.
Just try out the words in this conversation: "Flooding is happening in the county; do you know what/ when/ where/why IT is happening?" (Q-N-V)
Answer: "I know (from my experience of living on the river) where (+ gerund) flooding (+ verb) happens every rainy season."
"I know who the local flooding affects every year, without looking at a map." (Q-word+gerund+verb.)
"I know why the flooding WILL BE in that neighborhood, because two levees failed."
"I know WHEN the flooding will reach 20 feet above the river banks.
@RyagonIV is correct.
Daniel, I've been trying to find you! I sometimes suddenly get a "Here's a Tip!" page appearing. All v. useful etc. but I can't find a way back to the lesson. I always finish up exiting Duo and having to re-start the lesson. How do I exit "Here's a Tip" without losing what I've done?
Bill, I recently encountered such a "Here's a tip" page while doing a lesson. They always appear to have a task at the bottom that you need to solve in order to continue, like a multiple-choice question.
If you can't see it, you might be zoomed in too far. Try hitting Ctrl and - to zoom out.
Malik, English grammar is complicated. In this case you have a sentence with two clauses: the main clause "I know" and the subordinate clause "when the party is". The general rule for subordinate clauses is that the conjugated verb ("is") has to follow the subject of that clause ("the party").
Some more examples:
- I forgot where his store is. ("His store" is the subject.)
- Do you know how I can get there? ("I" is the subject.)
- I don't know who was helping me. ("Who" is the subject.)
- I don't know whom I was helping. ("I" is the subject.)