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Indirect questions

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Indirect questions

  1. 1. INDIRECT QUESTIONS
  2. 2. direct vs indirect questions • Do you know him? Direct question • Could you tell me if you know him? embedded question • I would like to know if you know him. indirect question
  3. 3. direct vs indirect questions • Does he play chess? Direct question • Could you tell me if he plays chess? embedded question • I would like to know if he plays chess. indirect question
  4. 4. direct vs indirect questions • Are you coming with us? • Can you tell me if/wether you are coming with us? • I would like to know if you are coming with us.
  5. 5. direct vs indirect questions • Do you play football? • Can you tell me if/whether you play football? • I would like to know if/whether you play football.
  6. 6. THE RULES • Indirect questions normally have the same order as a positive sentence. • We don’t need the auxiliary verbs do/did • Yes/no questions are introduced by “if” or “whether”
  7. 7. WHEN DO WE USE THEM? • When we want to sound more polite with people we don’t know very well.

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