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English direct and indirect questions


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English direct and indirect questions

  1. 1. QUESTIONS WITHIN SENTENCES <ul><li>DIRECT QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>INDIRECT QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Just ask the questions for which you want an answer </li></ul><ul><li>It is simple and clear </li></ul><ul><li>Asked in a neutral voice </li></ul><ul><li>Wh+ verb+ subject+ object </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. What is the problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the battery charged? </li></ul><ul><li>When you wan to be polite on a conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>More formal speech. Common structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Subject+ verb+ object </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS WITHIN QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed two questions in one sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. What is the problem?+ Do you know= Do you know what the problem is? </li></ul><ul><li>QUESTIONS WITHIN STATEMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed one statement (idea) and one question. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. What is it doing that? + I have no idea= I have no idea why it is doing that . </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>NOTE: </li></ul><ul><li>In the structure of questions within sentences you used if for yes/ no questions and whether used to introduce the first of two or more alternatives, and sometimes repeated before the second or later alternative, usually with the correlative or </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Do you know if the battery is charged? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know if/ whether she is coming with us? </li></ul>