Order of the words in the sentence - does it make it a question or not?

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Are these two sentences exactly equivalent?

Sentence 1: I was wondering how many bins should I fill before I go.

Sentence 2: I was wondering how many bins I should fill before I go.

 

How are the words "should I" and "I should" classified grammatically?

 

Does the first sentence imply some sort of a question?

 

Thanks,

 

    Marek

asked Feb 27 '12 at 11:39 Marek Minta New member

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The content of the two sentences is, in an irrelevant way, equivalent, yes. However, the equivalency is pointless because the first sentence presents a mistaken usage. It _can_ be corrected, as Patty T shows in her response, but the second sentence properly says what needs to be said.

link comment answered Jun 03 '13 at 18:39 David Ziegler New member

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