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Is it grammatically incorrect to say "Could you tell me please what the rate of exchange is"

I would think that the correct way to ask the question is:

"Could you please tell me what the rate of exchange is"..... what is the rule for this.
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That's the correct way to ask.

What is the rate of exchange? Can you tell me what the rate of exchange is? (Or, Can/Could you please tell me the exchange rate? is just fine.)

What time is it? Can you tell me what the time is? (Or, Could you please tell me the time?)
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AnonymousIs it grammatically incorrect to say "Could you tell me please what the rate of exchange is"

I would think that the correct way to ask the question is:

"Could you please tell me what the rate of exchange is"..... what is the rule for this.

If you're asking about the position of 'please', it matters little
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