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Rule "the question what (the question of what)"

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Description: the question what (the question of what)
Message: This sounds awkward in English. The standard is \1 \2 of \3.
Category: Nonstandard Phrases (ID: NONSTANDARD_PHRASES)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This thesis addresses the question how to analyze concepts.
    Correction suggestion: the question of how
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • This thesis addresses the question of how to analyze concepts.
  • The question which then arises is what Rocky Mount would have to give in exchange.
  • The question which confronted me was to find out how Stangerson had been employed between 8.30 and the time of the crime, and what had become of him afterwards.
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