what would be the result vs. what would the result be

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what would be the result or what would the result be?
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i've searched it on google but found both of them ,i think 2nd one might be correct, still confused, which one to use in spoken English?

sentence - 2nd conditional
(if you were there, what would ?

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    What would be the result?
    Subject: what.
    Complement of be: the result.

    What would the result be?
    Subject: the result.
    Complement of be: what.

    "Fleas" would be a valid answer for either question, but "well deserved" would be a valid answer for the second question but not for the first.
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