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 elsewhere in colloquial speech.
thank you vinay
which word is the verb here?
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?
आसमान क्यों नीला है . why is this wrong?
The structure seems a bit funny, n when u hear it as well, i think it is noticable.
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.
ies are not always blue so why use hota?
होता is not just used for statements that are always true. It is also used with generalizations.