Your verb placement is wrong because you mixed the statement form & question forms.
"How much is the fare to ____?" = question.
"I would like to know how much the fare to _____ is." = statement, verb comes at the end.
"I would like to know, how much is the fare to _____?" = another question form, because of the comma (there would be a brief pause when saying this).
You wrote: "I want to know how much is the fare from the airport to the center of Paris, and how long is the TRIP." The corrected version (statement):
"I want to know how much the fare from the airport to the center of Paris is, and how long the trip is." (better: "...and how long it takes").
"I want to know, how much is the fare from the airport to the center of Paris, and how long is the TRIP?"
Whether you use "trip" or "ride" is inconsequential (makes no difference).
Also be careful when saying "I want". The polite way to say this (in most conversation) is "I'd like...". Saying "I want..." can come across as impatient or rude in some situations.
· 1 month ago