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Eva
The sentence with why If you know how to read, why are you just a shepherd? Or If you know how to read, why you are just a shepherd? Please tell me which one is correct, and tell me why. Thanks in advance!
Jun 20, 2015 4:34 PM
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"If you know how to read, why are you just a shepherd?" is the correct answer, because you are directly asking someone a question. "Why you are" can be used in a sentence such as "I don't know why you are doing this..." but the first sentence is correct in the context you provided.
June 23, 2015
If you know how to read, why are you just a shepherd? (O) or If you know how to read, could you tell me why you are just a shepherd? (O)
June 26, 2015
You are asking a question, so use the question form: "why are you...?"
June 20, 2015
Eva
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Taiwanese), English
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English