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Embedded questions

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Embedded questions

  1. 1.  more polite  more formal  Direct question: What time does the train leave?  Embedded question: Could you tell me what time the train leaves?
  2. 2. Introduction + question  use an introductory phrase  use a question word (what/where/who/why/which/when)  change the word order in the question Could you tell me what time the train leaves?
  3. 3. Introduction + question Do you have any idea if the bus is on time?  use an introductory phrase  use if/whether  change the word order in the question
  4. 4.  Do you know … ?  Can/could you tell me … ?  Could you let me know … ?  Do you have any idea … ?  I would be (most) grateful …  Please let me know …  Do you happen to know … ?  I wonder / was wondering …  Would you mind telling me … ?  Can / May I ask … ?  I’d like to know …

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