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Word order in indirect questions.

British Council

Word order in indirect questions.

by British Council

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Published by Longman for the British Council in Harlow .
Written in English


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SeriesEnglish language units ; unit 11
The Physical Object
Pagination76p.
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15076391M
ISBN 100582538823

Asking Questions in English Direct questions, indirect questions, yes/no questions, WH questions, alternative questions, tag questions. Tag questions "You like kittens, don't you? " "Brenda is sad, isn't she? " Direct Speech and Reported Speech (Indirect Speech) "I am sorry." => "He said he was sorry." Capitalization Rules in English. Indirect Questions. Whether open-ended or not, interrogative sentences always ask direct questions. It should be noted that this is different from indirect questions, which are declarative sentences that report a question that was asked in another context. For example: He asked if I still wanted to go to the show. The word "if" sets up the.

Basic English Order of Words. In English grammar, the rule of thumb is that the subject comes before the verb which comes before the object. This means that most of the sentences conform to the SVO word that, this is for the sentences that only have a subject, verb and object. Questions with can – word order; Questions with can and can't – word order; Questions with do or does – Exercise 1; Questions with question words in the Present Perfect – Exercise; Questions with question words in the Present Progressive – Exercise; Questions with question words in the Simple Past.

If you have a sentence that may be misunderstood if you change the word order, leave it in the natural English order. For example, if you want to say “Joe loves Sue,” you need to sign JOE LOVES SUE. Changing it around to SUE LOVES JOE doesn’t convey the same meaning. (But hopefully Sue does love Joe in return.) Signing indirect objects.   That’s what we risk sounding like in Spanish when we don’t use the right word order. Order is important. Because this is a common misstep for many English speakers learning Spanish, we’ve developed 5 key rules of reference to help you remember which order things go in.


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Of course, most tenses make questions by using 'inversion' (changing the word order). To change from a direct 'yes / no' question with inversion to an indirect question, you add 'if' and change the word order back to a normal positive sentence.

You don't need to use inversion. 'Yes / no' questions for tenses with inversion. Word Order in Questions In questions, the word order subject-verbs-object is the same as in affirmative sentences. The only thing that’s different is that you usually have to put the auxiliary verb (or the main verb “be”) before the subject.

In order to form an indirect question, use an introductory phrase followed by the question itself in positive sentence structure: Introductory phrase + question word + positive sentence Connect the two phrases with the question word or ‘if’ in the case the question is a yes/no question.

that begins without a question : Kenneth Beare. Nincs megvásárolható példány A könyv összes megrendelhető példánya elfogyott. Ha kívánja, előjegyezheti a könyvet, és amint a könyv egy újabb példánya elérhető lesz, bility: Out of stock. - Indirect question What is his name.

- Direct question Do you know what his name is. - Indirect question Indirect questions are formed of two parts: a polite expression and a question that has no subject/verb Word order in indirect questions.

book like a direct question. Examples: Where is the post office. - Direct question Do you know where the post office is.

- Indirect question What is the time. - Direct question. In this lesson, you will learn the correct word order in English. Word order in English is very strict. Native English speakers are used to hearing English parts of speech in a specific order. If these parts of speech are in a different order, it can be confusing.

So in this lesson you can find rules and many examples on the following: basic word order in English, word order: adjectives, word.

Question words. This type of question is reported by using 'ask' (or another verb like 'ask') + question word + clause. The clause contains the question, in normal word order. The word order in indirect reports of wh-questions is the same as statement word order (subject + verb), not question word order: She always asks me where [S] [V] I am going.

Not: She always asks. English language quizzes for students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language (EFL / ESL): quiz, word order, matching, online activities.

indirect questions Indirect questions 1 word ordering. Indirect questions 2 word ordering. Present simple questions word order 2 word ordering. English grammar practice exercise, upper-intermediate. In this exercise you will practise word order in reported speech.

Exercise instructions Rearrange the words in brackets into the correct order. Drilling Word Order After introducing new material, move onto drilling it. Have students repeat each section of the new structure after you. “Mary made a cake.” is really simple but say it in three parts anyway to start off using columns on the board, assign part of the class to each column so that each group contributes one part of the structure.

Other questions “Asked” and “wanted to know” are equal. We don’t use the auxiliary verb “do” or “does” in the reported question: “Where does he work?” She wanted to know where he works. In questions with the verb “to be,” the word order changes in the reported question.

Indirect discourse is an excellent way to say what someone said and avoid the matter of verbatim quoting altogether. It is hard to be uncomfortable with indirect discourse. If a quote is something like "I'll be there prepared for anything, at the first hint of dawn," and you think, for any reason, that it might not be in the verbatim zone, get rid of the quotation marks and state it in.

You’ll notice that, in the indirect examples, the has from the verb is no longer separated by the subject, like in question word order. Instead it appears together, as it would in a : VOA Learning English. A reported question is when we tell someone what another person asked.

To do this, we can use direct speech or indirect speech. direct speech: 'Do you like working in sales?' he asked. indirect speech: He asked me if I liked working in sales. In indirect speech, we change the question structure (e.g.

Do you like) to a statement structure (e.g. How to change Direct to Indirect Speech. It will be noticed that in Direct Speech, we use inverted commas to mark off the exact words of the speaker. In Indirect Speech we do not use the inverted commas.

It will be further noticed that in changing the above Direct Speech into Indirect speech, certain changes have been made. Thus: i. Grammar Rules with 10 Tips on using Direct & Indirect Speech Looking for Questions instead of tips.

- You can directly jump to English Grammar Test Questions on Direct and Indirect Speech What is Direct & Indirect Speech. Direct Speech: the message of the speaker is conveyed or reported in his own actual words without any change.

Free exercises about making questions in English. How do you make questions in English. Do the exercises below. Indirect questions Making questions with auxiliary & modal verbs Word order in questions.

Click on the words in the correct order. Copyright © Oxford University Press.All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy|. (‘said to’ is changed to ‘asked’ because it is an interrogative/question sentence) The conjunction ‘that’ is not used between the main clause and the subordinate clause of the Indirect Speech Sentence; instead ‘if or whether’ is used for the ‘yes or no’ questions, and the ‘wh-’ word.

A colour-coded guide to English word-order In the examples below, parts of the sentence are colour-coded: subjects in red, verbs in blue, direct objects in maroon, etc. In a normal (declarative) sentence, the subject of a sentence comes directly in front of the verb.Embedded question in a statement: Where she works is very far.

(Here 'where she works' is the subject.) Forming embedded questions We use the same rules with embedded questions in statements as we do with embedded questions in indirect questions. If there is a question word, we keep it. If there is no question word, we use 'if' or 'whether'.Wh-questions are questions that begin with one of the eight “wh ” words: who, whose, what, when, which, why, where and ons formed with “wh ” words ask about the word or phrase the “wh ” word replaces.

Who replaces pronouns and the names of people. When the question word is the subject, the word order doesn't change.