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Hi

I read this sentence somewhere and I wonder if it's correct.

I want you to explain to me what exactly did you send me.

Shouldn't it rather be: I want you to explain to me what exactly you sent me.
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Your sentence is correct. (I would place 'exactly' between 'me' and 'what', however.)
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NewguestShouldn't it rather be: I want you to explain to me what exactly you sent me.
I find the repetition of "me" somewhat awkward here.
Try this:
I want you to explain exactly what you sent me.
or, for added emphasis this:
I want you to explain what, exactly, you sent me.
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Thanks guys. It was helpful.

One more question. Is the direct question in my sentence: What sent you to me?

You sent me something. So the word "what" is the object, and that's why we should reverse it, i.e., ....what you sent me, instead of "what did you send me". right?
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NewguestOne more question. Is the direct question in my sentence: What sent you to me?

You sent me something. So the word "what" is the object, and that's why we should reverse it, i.e., ....what you sent me, instead of "what did you send me". right?
No. The question is: "What did you send me?"
I'll have to defer, as always, to the grammar experts for the explanation.
I purposefully omitted "did" Emotion: smile

Someone has told me that when I want to know the word order in indirect questions, I need to work out the implied direct question, and put it in a form without the auxiliaries.