Verbal Ability - Sentence Correction - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Correction - Section 1 (Q.No.94)

Which of phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'E' as the answer.


Can you tell me why did you not speak the truth?

[A]. why did not you speak
[B]. that why did you not speak
[C]. why you did not speak
[D]. why did you not spoke
[E]. No correction required

Answer: Option C


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Vyaghreswarudu said: (May 24, 2012)  
'..Why did you not speak..' is an indirect question. So it must not be in question form. We have to change the word order.

Nasreen said: (Sep 11, 2014)  
The answer is why did not you speak. A question will be followed by a verb and not should come after a verb.

Divya said: (Nov 19, 2014)  
I agree with @Nasreen.

A question must be followed by a verb.

Raveena said: (Aug 4, 2015)  
But there was a question mark at the end. Can someone please explain?

Nusrat said: (Jan 18, 2016)  
There is a question mark. So it should be option A. Shouldn't it?

Shams said: (Apr 20, 2016)  
Here this is not the question why he did not speak the truth but "Can you tell me " is the question which is being asked by the speaker (subject) of the sentence who already knows he told a lie but why (reason).

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