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Reported questions vs. indirect questions by Mind Map: Reported questions vs. indirect questions
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Reported questions vs. indirect questions

Reported questions

Form: When we are reporting questions, the subject comes before verb.

Negative questions: we do not use auxiliary verb "do" except in negative questions.

Yes/No questions: When answer to the question is "yes" or "no" we use "if" or "whether".

Who/What/Which: When we report questions with 'who, what or which' + to be + complement, the verb 'to be' can come before or after the complement.

When we are transforming direct question into reported, verb tense goes one tense back.

Indirect questions

We use it when we want to sound polite.

Form: We begin questions with something like: Can you tell me...? Do you know...? I wonder if...?

Do/did/does: If direct question contains "do", "did" or "does" we omit it in indirect question.

Yes/No questions: When answer to question is "yes" or "no", in question we use "if" or "whether".