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Which one is correct?

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Which one is correct?

Postby Quinceps » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:15 am

a) "What effects can an oil spill have?"

b) "What effects can have an oil spill?"

As in a), I was taught that questions are usually made by inverting the subject and the first verb (operator "can") of an affirmative sentence.

However, I found b) on a handout on how to write a report in English, with the subject after the complete verb phrase ("can have") on Google (I know it's not a very good reference, though).

Which one is better? Are both correct? If you don't mind also telling me why, I'd be very grateful.
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Re: Which one is correct?

Postby Alan » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:05 am

Only (a) is correct.
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