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Hello everyone,

While I was revising posts in this forum I came up with a question but I really couldn't understand the answer given for it. I will be happy if any of you could answer it.

Thanks in advance. Emotion: smile

What will the result be if ... asks for the identifying information that specifies the result. (Inversion of The result will be what?) (Ans: The result will be ... if ...)
What will be the result if ... asks for the the entity being identified as the result. (Ans: ... will be the result if ...)

I really wonder the difference between two sentences above but I didn't find the given answer clear enough for my imaginary. ( I give a picture for every declaration but ı couldn't find for this.Anyway, it is something strange. :: )

Ps: I really don't kow who gave the answer or I don't want to blame anyone. I just want another way of explanation.
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«What will the result be if ... asks for the identifying information that specifies the result. (Inversion of The result will be what?) (Ans: The result will be ... if ...)
What will be the result if ... asks for the the entity being identified as the result. (Ans: ... will be the result if ...)»

Hello, Doll.

Good or bad, the explanation is pretty correct!

What will the result be if ... — "What" here acts more like an adjective ("What result?"), implying an inquiry of some information about the result.

In other words: How the existing result will change if...

What will be the result if... — Asks about the whole result. There's no result yet, and the inquirer is interest in the result if some possible action.

Examples:

1. What will the result be if you use another compiler.
(compared to the existing result of using the nold compiler...)

2.1 What will be the result is you switch to Linux?
2.2. What will be the result if you drop a cat from 5th floor?

I really hope it helps.
Thank you Ant. I guess I caught the point. I should try to exercise on this. Emotion: smile