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Indirect questions in English.

C. L. Baker

Indirect questions in English.

by C. L. Baker

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Published by University of Illinois in Urbana .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Syntax.,
  • English language -- Intonation.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination172 .
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14078844M

    Reported questions in English, Questions, Question, Online Exercises. Task No. Finish the sentences using Reported speech. Always change the tense, although it . indirect question pronunciation. How to say indirect question. Listen to the audio pronunciation in English. Learn more.

      In assessment, there are two categories that most test items fall into which are direct and indirect test items. Direct test items ask the student to complete some sort of authentic action. Indirect test items measure a students knowledge about a subject. This post will provide examples of test items that are either direct or. Answers 1 "Where's the station?" "Can you tell me where the station is? 2 "Are you coming to the party?" "Can you let me know if you're/are coming to the party?File Size: 42KB.

      Grammar: Indirect Questions Posted by on in Iniciante Chamamos de indirect questions ou embedded questions quando uma pergunta está dentro de uma outra pergunta ou afirmação. Vejamos um exemplo em português.   Find here complete examples of direct and indirect speech for all classes, with solved answers. Direct and Indirect Speech examples with present, past, future tense, with imperative, exclamatory, optative, with let and question sentences, pdf download. Direct and Indirect speech Examples Examples of Direct and indirect speech -All Tenses Reported speech examples: .


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Indirect questions in English by C. L. Baker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Indirect questions are a form used to be more polite in English. Consider the following situation: You are talking to a man at a meeting that you have never met. Consider the following situation: You are talking to a man at a meeting that you have never : Kenneth Beare.

Indirect questions are used in formal situations where we may need to ask something from someone we don’t know well or to request something in a more polite way.

We start with the indirect question phrase followed by the wh-question word and an affirmative clause (the sentence ends with a question mark). Indirect questions are structures used in formal situations where we may need to ask something from someone we don’t know well or to request something in a more polite way.

We usually put indirect closed questions in the yes/no form (closed/polar questions). Indirect closed questions usually contain an if-clause. Indirect questions are a way of being polite. They are very, very common in English, especially when you're talking to someone you don't know.

'Yes / No' Questions To make an indirect 'yes / no' question, we use 'if' and the word order of a normal positive sentence. This is the same as for reported 'yes / no' questions. English grammar practice on indirect questions. Transform the following direct questions into indirect or embedded questions.

Indirect Yes / No Questions 2 Whether is more formal than if. We often use whether or not to report yes/no new guy asked whether or not he could take a break. “Can I take a break?” Indirect questions in English. book. Change the direct questions into Practice 1 indirect questions.

In writing, an "indirect quotation" is a paraphrase of someone else's words: It "reports" on what a person said without using the exact words of the speaker. It's also called "indirect discourse" and "indirect speech.". An indirect quotation (unlike a direct quotation) is not placed in quotation : Richard Nordquist.

Reported or indirect questions in English Reported questions and verb tenses in English While expressing reported statements in English is relatively easy to master, putting direct questions into reported speech can often cause problems for the learner.

The simplest way to master the rules or structures is to start with a few varied direct questions, and use them as models. The main focus is the differences in structure between direct and indirect questions, something even the highest level English speakers struggle with. Arrange students into groups of 3.

In each group you have 1 interviewer, 1 celebrity and 1 interpreter. In this indirect questions teaching activity, students role-play two situations where someone politely asks for information using indirect questions. Divide the students into pairs (A and B) and give each student a corresponding role card.

The students read their role card for the first situation (at the ticket office). Student A plays the role. how to make indirect questions.

Procedure Give each student a copy of the two worksheets. Read through the grammar explanation and review the indirect question examples together as a class. Students then use the information from the first worksheet to change direct questions into indirect questions using polite expressions.

BBC Learning English – Grammar Challenge Grammar Challenge activities © BBC Learning English Page 3 of 5 Indirect questionsFile Size: 62KB. English grammar – Indirect questions. On this page: Form and meaning; Teaching ideas; Form & meaning. If we do not begin a question directly, but begin it with something like: Can you tell me.

Do you know. I wonder if. The word order is the same as in an affirmative statement. Indirect Questions There are two main types of English questions: direct questions and indirect questions.

When we ask questions in English, we either start the question immediately (a direct question) or use an introduction to make the question more polite (an indirect question).

What Are Indirect Questions. indirect questions (2) Choose the correct answer. Copyright © Oxford University Press.All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy|. A similar structure is also used for indirect statements and reported questions.

This type of question is in the sections on Indirect Questions and Inversion in standard grammar and textbooks. There is a lot of incorrect and confusing information about this online, so please be careful.

Test yourself with our free English language quiz about 'Indirect Questions'. This is a free intermediate English grammar quiz and esl worksheet. No sign-up required. Indirect Questions Basic Structure Non-Wh Indirect Questions Infinitival Indirect Questions Exercises 11 Relative Clause Constructions Introduction Restrictive vs.

Nonrestrictive Relative Clauses Basic Differences Capturing the Differences Indirect speech focuses more on the content of what someone said rather than their exact words. In indirect speech, the structure of the reported clause depends on whether the speaker is reporting a statement, a question or a command.

Exercises: direct and indirect questions in English. Embedded questions exercises to learn English online - upper intermediate level esl and ielts.

Englihs grammar exercises. Try Indirect Questions Exercise 1 here Try Indirect Questions Exercise 3 here Go back to the main indirect questions page. Need more practice? Get more Perfect English Grammar with our courses. Welcome to Perfect English Grammar!

Welcome! I'm Seonaid and I hope you like the website. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments.Question Forms and Reported Speech. Word order. Normal word order is used in reported questions, that is, the subject comes before the verb, and it is not necessary to use 'do' or 'did': Indirect speech "Do you speak English?" He asked me if I spoke English.

+ question word + clause. The clause contains the question, in normal word.BBC Learning English Indirect questions explained ELT Base Resource sheet Collegio Aurora Indirect questions PowerPoint Worksheets BBC Learning English Indirect questions activity Durham Tech Indirect questions worksheet and activity Teach This To access articles and resources sign up here.

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