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Why we use to be at the last of the sentences of these words? (what is they mean)

 

eg. A : Where is the Bank?
B : I don't know where is. ( it's correct) why?

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Base language: English
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    You can say:

    Where is the bank?

    I don't know.
    I don't know where.
    I don't know where it is.
    I don't know where the bank is.

    The verb "to be", doesn't need to be at the end. You could say it in a different way:

    Where the bank is (located) is something I don't know.

    The reason the order [ is ] [ the bank ] swapped to [ the bank ] [ is ] is because of the question word "where". If there isn't a question word, it doesn't swap:

    Do you know where the bank is?
    I know where the bank is.

     

    A) Where is the bank?
    B) I don't know where it is.

    'it' means the bank, sentence B is saying I do not know where the bank is located.

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