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Clauses with embedded questions

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Clauses with embedded questions

  1. 1. Structure 3 Presented by Mardhatillah
  2. 2. Clauses with Embedded Questions
  3. 3. A. Clauses with Embedded Questions
  4. 4. Explanation Use question words-such as when, why, what-to introduces embedded questions. When the question is changed to a noun clause, the subject must come before the verb as it does in statements. Auxiliary verbs used to make questions are not used in the noun clause. Information Questions When will you go hometown? - How much will you buy ? - Who is a new teacher? Why did you take an English course? Noun Clauses with Question Words She wanted to know when I would go hometown. - She wondered how much I’ll buy. - Could you tell me who a new teacher is? She asked me why I had taken an English course.
  5. 5. B. Clauses with If and whether Yes/ No Questions may be changed to noun clause by using if or whether (or not) to introduce them. Remember that the subject must come before the verb in the noun clause.
  6. 6. Clauses with If If is used in conversational English and in formal English. It often implies there is a yes/ no answer. • Do you have any meeting? • Is the director in his office now? Yes / No Questions • I asked If he has any meeting. • Do you know If the director in his office now? Noun Clause with if
  7. 7. Clauses with Whether Whether is preferred in formal English. It often implies choices among alternative rather than a strict yes/ no decision. Yes / No Questions • Should I buy a new dress? • Do I need a new bag? Noun Clause with Whether • I would like to know whether (or not) I should buy a new dress? • I would like to know whether (or not) I need a new bag?

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