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The importance of being aware of the use of indirect questions to be polite!

The importance of being aware of the use of indirect questions to be polite!

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  • 1. Indirect Questions When/Why/How?
  • 2. When? For formal occasionsTo talk to strangers/teachers………
  • 3. Why?To be polite!
  • 4. How?. . . a sentence with 2 clauses;the second clause contains aquestion.*BUT, the structure of thequestion is in sentence form.
  • 5. Examples . . .Regular Question: Indirect Question:Where is your Would you mindcollege? telling me where your college is please?.What qualifications Do you know whatdo you need to apply? qualifications you need to apply?.How much does a I was wondering howcourse cost? much a course costs.
  • 6. How?For indirect questions, we start with anintroductory clause. This is a mainclause. It can be a sentence or aquestion.
  • 7. Main clause: Dependent clause: Wh- questions:I’d like to know… …WHEN the course starts.Tell me… …WHERE your college is.I don’t know… …HOW much the course costs.I wonder… Yes/No questions:Do you know…? …IF there is financial help forCan you tell me…? overseas students?Do you have any …WHETHER we can visitidea…? Cambridge before we start?
  • 8. Grammar Tips:Remember: When you are writing the dependent clause in anIndirect Question, do NOT use Do, Does, or Did.Examples:regular question: Where did the teacher go?indirect question: Do you know WHERE did the teacher go? Do you know WHERE the teacher went? Note: After the WH- word, IF, or WHETHER . . . Use a sentence, NOT a question.
  • 9. Quiz Time! Your favourite type of exercise!Complete each sentence so that it means the same as the sentence before it.• What’s your name?Can I ask you ………………………………………………………………………….• Where are you from?I was wondering ……………………………………………………………………..• What kind of room would you like?Can you tell me ………………………………………………………………………..• Do you have any hobbies?I would like to know…………………………………………………………………• What do you want to study?I need to know…………………………………………………………………………..
  • 10. Now, let’s check…•What’s your name?Can I ask you what your name is?•Where are you from?I was wondering where you are from.•What kind of room would you like?Can you tell me what kind of room you would like?•Do you have any hobbies?I would like to know if you have any hobbies.•What do you want to study?I need to know what you want to study.
  • 11. CONGRATULATIONS!You are stars!

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