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Direct question: Where is the bank?

Indirect question: Could you tell me where the bank is?

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  • (Wh Question)

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Is she an English teacher?

A: Yes, she is.

B: No, she isn’t. She is a French teacher.

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A: What do you do on the weekend?

B: I usually stay home and watch TV.

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Normal question: What time is it?

Indirect question: Do you know what time it is?

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Do you know where the nearest hospital is?

Could you tell me how we can get to the library?

Do you remember where we first met each other?

Can you find out what time the bus arrives?

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Embedded Questions . Embedded Question (Noun Clause) . Noun Clause . Embedded Question Noun Clause .

Normal question: Where does he live?

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Embedded question in a statement: I don’t know where he lives.

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Embedded question in a statement: Where he lives is very dangerous.

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Embedded Questions I wonder I don’t know. Embedded Question .

I wonder if you could lend me your notes.

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I don’t know what time the plane takes off.

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I can’t remember where I put my bag.

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We want to figure out how he got promoted.

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Wonder: I wonder why she said that.

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Know: They don’t know what they’re doing.

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Remember: We don’t remember where the house is.

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Be sure: I‘m not sure when we’re going to arrive.

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Find out: Let’s find out what time the show starts.

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Think about: She‘s thinking about how she’s going to do it.

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Forget: I‘ve forgotten why I started this.

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Normal subject question: Who loves Julie?

Embedded subject question: I don’t know who loves Julie.

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Normal subject question: What happened?

Embedded subject question: We are trying to find out what happened.

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Direct Question: What time does the bus arrive?

Indirect Question: Could you tell me what time the bus arrives?

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Direct Question: Why did she decide not to come with us?

Indirect Question: I don’t know why she decided not to come with us.

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Normal question: Do you have a watch?

Embedded question: Could you please tell me if you have a watch?

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I wonder if they arrived safely.

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I don’t know whether she liked me or not.

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I’d like to know when we arrive at the airport.

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Direct: What do you want to eat?

Indirect: They asked me what I wanted to eat.

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Direct: When do you leave?

Indirect: He asked me when I left.

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do / does / did :

Do you like sushi?

I wonder if you like sushi.

What does it mean?

Could you tell me what it means?

How long did you sleep?

I can’t remember how long you slept.

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Direct Yes/No Question: Can she dance?

Embedded Yes/No Question: I wonder if/whether she can dance.

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( + + ) . Embedded Question . .

Is he sick? (Verb + Subject)

Can she dance? (Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb)

Do you understand? (Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb)

. Embedded Question if/whether ( + ) :

… if he is sick? (If/whether + Subject + Main Verb)

… whether she can dance? (If/whether + Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb)

… if you understand? (If/whether + Subject + Main Verb)

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Direct Question: What is she doing?

Embedded Question: Do you know what she is doing?

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  • (Present Continuous Tense)
  • (Present Perfect Tense)
  • (Present Perfect Continuous Tense)

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I study English twice a week.

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You drink a cup of coffee every morning.

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She does her homework after school.

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He plays soccer on the weekends.

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The bus arrives at 5:15pm.

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We usually travel in the summer.

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They hang out every Saturday at the park.

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Do / Does + subject + verb + object?

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Do you study English Twice a week?

Do you drink a cup of coffee every morning?

Does she do her homework after school?

Does he play soccer on the weekends?

Does the bus arrive at 5:15pm?

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Do you usually travel in the summer?

Do they hang out every Saturday at the park?

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Does she studies English every day? ()

Does she study English every day? ()

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Can you tell me Embedded Question . .

Where does she play tennis?

Can you tell me where she plays tennis?

Does he live in Paris?

Can you tell me if he lives in Paris?

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Is she hungry?

Can you tell me if she is hungry?

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What is this?

Can you tell me what this is?

Do they work in Canada?

Can you tell me if they work in Canada?

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When do John and Luke meet?

Can you tell me when John and Luke meet?

Is he a lawyer?

Can you tell me if he is a lawyer?

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When is the party?

Can you tell me when the party is?

Do they often go out?

Can you tell me if they often go out?

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What does he do on the weekend?

Can you tell me what he does on the weekend?

Are the children on holiday this week?

Can you tell me if the children are on holiday this week?

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Who is she?

Can you tell me who she is?

Why do you like traveling so much?

Can you tell me why you like traveling so much?

Does Lizzie like ice cream?

Can you tell me if Lizzie likes ice cream?

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Are they from Chile?

Can you tell me if they are from Chile?

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Where is the station?

Can you tell me where the station is?

Where do you study Chinese?

Can you tell me where you study Chinese?

Where is the nearest supermarket?

Can you tell me where the nearest supermarket is?

Do you drink coffee?

Can you tell me if you drink coffee?

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Is Richard always late?

Can you tell me if Richard is always late?

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  • (Past Continuous Tense)
  • (Present Perfect Tense)
  • (Past Perfect Continuous Tense)

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I played the piano last night.

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You were on a trip last weekend.

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He decided to learn a new language.

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She never talked to his boss about the problem.

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The train left the station at 4:00 p.m.

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They visited the museum yesterday aftenoon.

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Did + subject + verb + object?

Wh-word + did +subject + verb?

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Did you listen to that podcast?

Did they work from home yesterday?

Where did you stay on holiday?

How did she win the game?

When did he build the house?

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if whether . Do you know Embedded Question . .

Did she go out last night?

Do you know if she went out last night?

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Where did she meet her brother?

Do you know where she met her brother?

How was the film?

Do you know how the film was?

Was David the first to arrive?

Do you know if David was the first to arrive?

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Did Lucy work at home yesterday?

Do you know if Lucy worked at home yesterday?

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What was the problem?

Do you know what the problem was?

Who did we see at the party?

Do you know who we saw at the party?

Did Nancy call her mum yesterday?

Do you know if Nancy called her mum yesterday?

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Were they at the beach?

Do you know if they were at the beach?

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Where was the class?

Do you know where the class was?

Why did they arrive so late?

Do you know why they arrived so late?

Was she at home yesterday?

Do you know if she was at home yesterday?

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How did she do it?

Do you know how she did it?

Were they in the garden?

Do you know if they were in the garden?

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Did they arrive late?

Do you know if they arrived late?

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Did John finish the report?

Do you know if John finished the report?

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Were we late for the meeting?

Do you know if we were late for the meeting?

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What did they do on the weekend?

Do you know what they did on the weekend?

Why was she so early?

Do you know why she was so early?

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  • (Future Simple Tense)
  • (Future Continuous Tense)
  • (Future Perfect Tense)
  • (Future Perfect Continuous Tense)

will + verb . :

Subject + will + verb + object

will + verb .

I will go to the stadium tomorrow.

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You will learn Spanish next year.

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He will talk to his boss about the problem.

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She will study more to pass the exam.

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We will watch a movie this weekend.

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They will visit the Eiffel Tower next week.

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Will + subject + verb + object?

Wh-word + will + subject + verb?

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Will you attend the lecture tomorrow?

Will it rain tomorrow morning?

Will you be there at 6:30 on Monday?

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What will they do after their school?

How will you schedule the meeting?

Where will they stay during their vacation?

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Will he help his mother?

Do you know if he will help his mother?

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Will you attend the lecture tomorrow?

Could you tell me whether you will attend the lecture tomorrow?

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Will it rain tomorrow morning?

Do you know if it will rain tomorrow morning?

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Will you be there at 6:30 on Monday?

Could you tell me if you will be there at 6:30 on Monday?

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What will they do after school?

I wonder what they will do after school.

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How will you schedule the meeting?

I don’t know how you will schedule the meeting.

Where will they stay during their vacation?

Do you know where they will stay during their vacation?

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Modal Auxiliary Verbs

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Would Could Can
Shall Might Will
Ought to Should May
Need

have to

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Must

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Subject + modal + verb + object

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You should have enough sleep.

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He will see the dentist tomorrow.

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She has to study for the exam.

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They may take a trip next month.

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It might happen to you.

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Modal + subject + verb + object?

Wh-word + modal + subject + verb?

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What would you like to order?

Why should you see the doctor?

Where can I find a good Caf?

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Can she speak Spanish?

Do you know if she can speak Spanish?

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Could you help me?

I wonder if you could help me.

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Will it rain later?

Do you know if it will rain tomorrow?

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Shall we go now?

Could you tell me if we shall go now?

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Would you like some tea?

Could you tell me if you would like some tea?

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What would you like to order?

Do you know what you would like to order?

Why should you see the doctor?

I want to know why you should see the doctor.

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Where can I find a good Caf?

Do you know where I can find a good Caf?

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I can swim.

Not: I can swimming.

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Could you tell me Embedded Question . .

Can she swim?

Could you tell me if she can swim?

When can they come?

Could you tell me when they can come?

Should I work tomorrow?

Could you tell me if I should work tomorrow?

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Why must she leave?

Could you tell me why she must leave?

Must he cook tonight?

Could you tell me if he must cook tonight?

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Why should I leave early?

Could you tell me why I should leave early?

How well can she swim?

Could you tell me how well she can swim?

Why should he become a doctor?

Could you tell me why he should become a doctor?

Can he work on Monday?

Could you tell me if he can work on Monday?

Why can’t they leave now?

Could you tell me why they can’t leave now?

Should he get there before 7?

Could you tell me if he should get there before 7?

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When should we go?

Could you tell me when we should go?

Can he come to the restaurant?

Could you tell me if he can come to the restaurant?

Must she leave?

Could you tell me if she must leave?

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What can’t we bring onto the plane?

Could you tell me what we can’t bring onto the plane?

Should I take this medicine?

Could you tell me if I should take this medicine?

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Who ought she to see?

Could you tell me who she ought to see?

Can they arrive before 6?

Could you tell me if they can arrive before 6?

When must he meet the boss?

Could you tell me when he must meet the boss?

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Indirect Question Direct Question Verb Tense
Can you tell me if he is Spanish? Is he Spanish? Present simple with ‘be’
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Can you tell me if the restaurant is closing now? Is the restaurant closing now? Present continuous
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Can you tell me if he was late for the meeting? Was he late for the meeting? Past simple with ‘be’
( ) be
Can you tell me if you were watching TV at 3pm? Were you watching TV at 3pm? Past continuous
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Can you tell me if Lucy has been to Mexico? Has Lucy been to Mexico? Present perfect
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Can you tell me if she has been living here long? Has she been living here long? Present perfect continuous
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Can you tell me if she had found this job before she moved here? Had she found this job before she moved here? Past perfect
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Can you tell me how long she had been living here when she met you? How long had she been living here when she met you? Past perfect continuous
Can you tell me if she will start her new job next week? Will she start her new job next week? Future simple with ‘will’
( ) will
Can you tell me if it is going to rain later? Is it going to rain later? Future simple with ‘going to’
( ) going to
Can you tell me if Lisa will be meeting the boss later? Will Lisa be meeting the boss later? Future continuous
Can you tell me if he will have finished the report by tonight? Will he have finished the report by tonight? Future perfect
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Can you tell me if he will have been studying French for twenty years when he retires? Will he have been studying French for twenty years when he retires? Future perfect continuous
Can you tell me if we should start now? Should we start now? Modal verbs
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Can/Could/Would you tell me …
Would/Do you mind…
Do you know…

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I’d like to know…
I’m not sure…
I was wondering…
I wonder…
I don’t know…
Please tell me…

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Can you tell me where the nearest post office is?

Would you mind explaining how to get to the train station?

Do you know what time the movie starts?

I’d like to know if there are any good restaurants around here.

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I’m not sure where I put my keys. Have you seen them?

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I was wondering if you could help me with my homework.

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I wonder why the bus is late today.

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I don’t know when the meeting is scheduled. Could you please tell me?

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Please tell me how much this shirt costs.

Could you tell me if there’s a supermarket nearby?

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Direct Question: What work did he do best?

Embedded Question: Id like to know what work he did best.

Direct Question:

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Direct Question: What is her name?

Embedded Question: I wonder what her name is.

Direct Question:

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Direct Question: Is the doctor available?

Embedded Question: Could you tell me if the doctor is available?

Direct Question:

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Direct Question: Was she sick?

Embedded Question: Could you tell me if she was sick or not?

Or, Could you tell me whether or not she was sick?

Or, Could you tell me whether she was sick or not?

Direct Question:

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Direct Question: Are you mad?

Embedded Question: I wonder if you are mad or not.

Or, I wonder whether or not you are mad.

Or, I wonder whether you are mad or not.

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Direct Question: Where could I look for her?

Embedded Question: Could you tell me where I could look for her?

Embedded Question with an Infinitive: Could you tell me where to look for her?

Direct Question:

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Direct Question: How should I prepare for a train journey?

Embedded Question: Im not sure how I should prepare for a train journey.

Embedded Question with an Infinitive: Im not sure how to prepare for a train journey.

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Direct Question: When does the train leave for Chicago?

Embedded Question: Can you please tell me when the train leaves for Chicago?

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Can you tell me where is the library?()

Can you tell me where the library is? ()

She asked me where do I live? ()

She asked me where I live. ()

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Do you want to come with us? (Direct Question)

He asks me do I want to come with them. ()

He asks me if I want to come with them. ()

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Embedded Questions
subject + verb . She asked me why I worked so much. She asked me why did I work so much.
if . She asked me if it was raining. She asked me it was raining.
(ask) Embedded Question .

She asked me if I had been to Bristol.

She asked me what I did for a living.

She asked me if I have been to Bristol?

She asked me what I do for a living.

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Person in the street 1: Excuse me. Could you tell me where the nearest station is?

Person in the street 2: Certainly. It’s along that road on the right.

Person in the street 1: Thank you. And do you know if there’s a supermarket near here?

Person in the street 2: Yes, there’s one next to the station.

Person in the street 1: Thank you very much for your help.

Person in the street 2: You’re welcome.

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1. _____ what you know about me.

I wonder what you know about me.

Let’s ask what you know about me.

Would you mind what you know about me?

2. _____ why he was running late.

Let’s ask why he was running late.

I’m not sure why he was running late?

I’d like to know why he was running late.

3. ____ if it can be done within tomorrow?

I don’t know if it can be done within tomorrow?

I wonder if it can be done by tomorrow?

Could you please tell me if it can be done by tomorrow?

4. ______ how irresponsible he is?

I want to know how irresponsible he is?

I wonder how irresponsible he is?

Would you mind telling me how irresponsible he is.

5. _____ how conservative they are?

I’m not sure how conservative they are?

Would you mind telling me how conservative they are?

I’d like to know how conservative they are?

I wonder whether or not you are bored.

Do you know if or not you are bored.

Could you please tell me if or not you are bored.

7. ____ if he was being honest or not?

I’d like know if he was being honest or not.

Let’s ask if he was being honest or not?

Would you mind telling me if he was being honest or not?

8. _____ what I should do now.

Could you please tell me what I should do now.

I’m not sure what I should do now.

Do you know what I should do now?

9. _____ how I can prepare tea?

Could you please tell me how I can prepare tea.

I wonder how I can prepare tea?

Would you mind telling me how I can prepare tea?

10. ______ if I can do this or not.

I’m not sure if I can do this or not?

I don’t know if I can do this or not.

I wonder if I can do this or not?

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Q1: Where does she live?

Answer: I don’t know where she lives.

Q2: What arrived in the post?

Answer: I don’t know what arrived in the post.

Q3: How did they have the idea?

Answer: I don’t know how they had the idea.

Q4: When is she working?

Answer: I don’t know when she’s working.

Q5: Why did he leave?

Answer: I don’t know why he left.

Q6: Has she eaten?

Answer: I don’t know if she’s eaten.

Q7: Have they found a flat?

Answer: I don’t know if they have found a flat.

Q8: Did the teacher go on the training course?

Answer: I don’t know if the teacher went on the training course.

Q9: Did Julie like school?

Answer: I don’t know if Julie liked school.

Q10: Will David get a new job?

Answer: I don’t know if David will get a new job.

Q11: Whose socks are those?

Answer: I don’t know whose socks those are.

Q12: Where is the office?

Answer: I don’t know where the office is.

Q13: Who drinks coffee?

Answer: I don’t know who drinks coffee.

Q14: How did it happen?

Answer: I don’t know how it happened.

Q15: Why will she be sleeping at 7pm?

Answer: I don’t know why she’ll be sleeping at 7pm.

Q16: Will I pass the exam?

Answer: I don’t know if I’ll pass the exam.

Q17: Does Jenny own a car?

Answer: I don’t know if Jenny owns a car.

Q18: Had I had dinner before I met Jack?

Answer: I don’t know if I’d had dinner before I met Jack.

Q19: Is the boss coming today?

Answer: I don’t know if the boss is coming today.

Q20: Has Amanda got a new job?

Answer: I don’t know if Amanda has got a new job.

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Q1: Where is the bank?

Answer: Could you please tell me where the bank is?

Q2: What time does the next bus come?

Answer: Can you tell me what time the next bus comes?

Q3: Where did Sara go last night?

Answer: Do you know where Sara went last night?

Q4: Where is the nearest supermarket?

Answer: Could you please tell me where the nearest supermarket is.

Q5: Why is the Mona Lisa smiling?

Answer: Do you know why the Mona Lisa is smiling?

Q6: Whom did you speak to earlier?

Answer: Could you please tell me whom you spoke to earlier?

Q7: What is the teacher’s name?

Answer: Can you tell me what the teacher’s name is?

Q8: Where are my keys?

Answer: Do you know where my keys are?

Q9: Where do you live, little girl?

Answer: Can you tell me where you live, little girl?

Q10: How do you make a noun clause?

Answer: Could you explain how you make a noun clause?

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Q1: Can you tell me where the bank is?

Answer: Where is the bank?

Q2: Do you know what time the movie starts?

Answer: What time does the movie start?

Q3: I wonder how much the tickets cost.

Answer: How much does the ticket cost?

Q4: Could you explain why the meeting was canceled?

Answer: Why was the meeting canceled?

Q5: She asked me when the next bus would arrive.

Answer: When would the next bus arrive?

Q6: Do you remember where we parked the car?

Answer: Where did we park the car?

Q7: Can you find out how many people are attending the event?

Answer: How many people are attending the event?

Q8: I’m not sure who the new manage is.

Answer: Who is the new manager?

Q9: He wants to know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Answer: Do you have any dietary restrictions?

Q10: Could you tell me when the restaurant closes?

Answer: When does the restaurant close?

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() He asked, She wondered, I don’t know…
() Can you tell me, Do you know…
If / Whether What, Where, When, Why, How…
I, You, He, She, They, Who…
Can, Could, Will, Would, Should…
Go, Do, Have, Know, Want…
Where the bank is, What he wants…