Difference between using か when including questions within sentences and just nominalizing the question with の?

What’s the difference in nuance between these sentences?


Thanks for the clarification.

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(deleted that post as there are some details I want to check with some natives first before giving a full answer - sorry)

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Hey there!

They both basically mean the same thing, and the difference in the nuance is very small. In the second sentence, 誰が一番上手なのかわからないけど、誰が一番下手なのかはわかるよ, the の gives emphasis to 上手 and 下手. This means that の is there to let the listener know that 上手 and 下手 is the focus of this statement.

I hope that helps!


It’s okay. Thanks!

Thanks for the clarification!

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