Are there any notes explaining the word order rules beyond SOV? I'm confused by the placement of 'kyo' (I put it second and was marked wrong).
I'm not 100% sure on this but I think क्यों needs to be placed before the verb.
Correct. It should go before the verb though it's common to place it before a noun in colloquial speech.
thank you vinay
Yeah, same. I am also confused. I put it first and I got wrong.
The only interrogative pronoun placed first is "क्या" in the case of a yes/no question.
I too am confused about this one, though. I wrote "आसमान क्यों नीला होता है?" and was marked wrong. Is it?
That looks exactly the same as the correct answer written above....
Thanks for pointing that out. I inverted "नीला" and "क्यों" in my question above. I've now edited it.
Oh, I see. You wrote the same as I did a few months ago then, and mine was marked wrong too. Hopefully a mod will come and give feedback....
आसमान क्यों नीला होता है Why this wrong
You might encounter such a sentence in colloquial Hindi but in written/formal Hindi, the क्यों has to go before the verb.
आसमान क्यों नीला है . why is this wrong?