Hi! I have some questions about this sentence:
(1) How much and when you drink coffee is important.
I find the sentence (1) interesting. I would imagine that If "how much" were not connected with "when" in the sentence, "coffee" would be placed right after "how much" as in the sentence (2a) below:
(2) a. How much coffee you drink is important.
b. How much you drink coffee is important.
Am I right so far? I am also wondering where "coffee" will go if the order of "how much" and "when" is reversed (if that's possible).
(3) a. When and how much you drink coffee is important.
b. When and how much coffee you drink is important.
What would the sentence be like if the clause "you drink coffee" is changed to an infinitive clause?
(4) a. How much and when to drink coffee is important.
b. How much coffee and when to drink is important.
I would very much appreciate your comments!