REPORTED QUESTIONS. by. Ms. Shiu Chi-kuen, Teresa. Enjoy your lesson !. There are two types of questions:. a) Reported Wh- questions. b) Reported yes / no questions. Let’s see how we change the type a) wh-questions into reported speech.
Ms. Shiu Chi-kuen, Teresa
Enjoy your lesson !
a) Reported Wh-questions
b) Reported yes / no questions
a) wh-questions into reported speech.
Mary can report what Peter said like this:
Peter asked Mary whoshe had met at the party
the night before / the previous night.
When you report a wh-question into reported question, you will see that:
~ the introductory verb is asked, not said;
~ the question word who is kept;
~ the word order becomes subject (she) verb (met)
~ the substance ends with a full stop(.);
not a question mark(?) and
~ the verb tense, pronounand time expressionchange in
the same way as in reported statements.
Where is my
Dora asked Tom, “Where is my book?”
Dora asked Tom whereher book was.
Mark asked Helen, “What are you doing this afternoon?”
Mark asked Helen whatshewasdoing that afternoon.
When you report a yes / no question, you need to use if. Don’t forget to change any verb tenses, pronouns and time expressions.
Are you ready to go
John asked Bill if he was ready to go swimming.
Did you take my
Alice asked if I had taken her handbag the day before / the previous day.
Are you going to the
concert with your
brother next Friday?
Bob asked Mimi, “Are you going to the concert with your brother next Friday?”
Bob asked Mimi if she was going to the concert with her brother the following Friday.
Were you at Alice’s
party last night?
Ann asked Paul, “Were you at Alice’s party
last night? ”
Ann asked Paul if he had been at Alice’s party the previous night / the night before.