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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > How to say...?    

How to say...?



etibenben
Israel

How to say...?
 
What is this?
 
or
 
What this is?

28 Nov 2010      





maria martins
Portugal

The first one is correct.

28 Nov 2010     



Mabdel
Morocco

What is this? or What īs this?
hope it helps

28 Nov 2010     



etibenben
Israel

Thank you all.

28 Nov 2010     



inciska
Turkey

"what this is" when it is a part of another sentence, like

Do you know what this is?

28 Nov 2010     



MoodyMoody
United States

To add to what inciska said, "What is this?" is a stand-alone question. "What this is" is a dependent clause taking the place of a noun. It is the same sort of dependent clause I used in the first sentence of this post.

28 Nov 2010