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I wrote the following two sentences to understand the usage of "ask" well. However, I'm not sure about the position of "were" in the following sentence. Therefore, I would really appreciate it if someone could provide me with explanation to understand the construction. In addition, please send ma website to learn about such further if someone could.


He asked what were my hobbies.

He asked what my hobbies were.

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dileepa

I wrote the following two sentences to understand the usage of "ask" well. However, I'm not sure about the position of "were" in the following sentence. Therefore, I would really appreciate it if someone could provide me with an explanation to understand the construction. In addition, please send ma website provide a link to learn about such this further if possible. someone could.

dileepaHe asked what my hobbies were.

That's the correct one. It's a statement, not a question.


https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/grammar/intermediate-to-upper-intermediate/reported-speech-2-questions

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dileepaHe asked what were my hobbies. He asked what my hobbies were.

Both are possible but the usual form is "He asked what my hobbies were".

The underlined element is a subordinate interrogative clause (embedded question) where the meaning can be glossed as:

"He asked me (for) the answer to the question 'What are your hobbies?'"

This verb basic website may help:

https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/embedded-questions.html

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Thank you very much for the answer; especially for correcting my question as well.

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