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what the difference is/what the difference is

 
 
Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2016 01:55 pm
Could you confirm whether both sentences are right and natural? If so, could you tell me what the difference is between them?

Is the part in bold correct? Or should it be what is the difference? And why, please.

Thanks.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2016 02:30 pm
Is this your question?

Is only one of these correct, or ar both?

1. Can you tell me what the difference is between kerosene and gasoline?

2. Can you tell me what is the difference between kerosene and gasoline?



If so, the answer is only (1) is correct . Can you tell me + required information (not question form)
Will you tell me what your name is? (not Will you tell me what is your name?)
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2016 08:32 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Thanks, Tes yeux noirs.

Is it correct to say:

Can you tell me the difference between kerosene and gasoline? (without "what is".) If it is possible, is there a difference in meaning?
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 12:41 am
@tanguatlay,
Yes it is possible to omit 'what is' without any change of meaning.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jun, 2016 04:54 am
@Tes yeux noirs,
Thanks, Tes yeux noirs.
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