What would be the name?

Guest   Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:52 pm GMT
In another thread I read the following:
<<it is possible to detect certain cultural groups that have a particular accent such as detecting AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) >>

<< And what would be the name of that "certain cultural group"? >>

Should that be "And what would the name of that certain group be?" instead?
Guest   Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:38 pm GMT
I think you could go either way with this sentence. Putting "be" at the end looks just a bit more natural to me.
Guest   Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:42 pm GMT
I agree, either way - depending on the register you want to write in.
Caz   Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:43 pm GMT
The "be" at the end is less formal, IMO, but both versions are natural.