Grammar Correction

Which is right?

Why can’t I reach you? or

Why I can’t reach you?

Why can’t I reach you?[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Why can’t I reach you?
is a question

Why I can’t reach you.
is a statement.

Hi Robmars,

is a direct question as in: He asks: Why can’t I reach you? and that needs a question mark (?)

is an indirect question as in: He asks why I can’t reach you and doesn’t need a question mark.


He may not be asking, he may be telling, in which case it would not be a question at all.

There is a reason why I can’t reach you.

Oh, I thought we were talking about questions and that’s why the question mark is included in the original message.

Yes Alan, I was talking about the questions. Yes, indeed I asked if those questions are in the same meaning. But yeah I did not realize that the “Why I can’t reach you.” is an indirect question and also a statement.

So now it is clear to me that I can use the first question every time I ask a question of why i cannot able to reach someone.

Thank you Torsten, beeesneees, and Alan.