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DIRECT AND INDIRECT QUESTIONS. Look… 1. When does the next train leave ? 2. Dou you know when the next train leave ? 1. Where is the bathroom ? 2. Can you tell me where the bathroom is ? 1. Do you have an extra pen? 2. I wonder if you have an extra pen. Direct questions.

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Look…1. Whendoesthenexttrainleave?2. Douyouknowwhenthenexttrainleave?1. Whereisthebathroom?2. Can youtell me wherethebathroomis?1. Do youhavean extra pen?2. I wonderifyouhavean extra pen

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Directquestions

They are thecommonest, oftenused in informal ordailylifecontexts.ExampleWhereisthe bus stop?Do youhavesomemoney?Isshemarried?

indirect questions
Indirectquestions
  • They are more “polite” thanthedirect. Thisquestions are oftenused in formal contexts.
  • They are formed of 2 parts:
  • A politeexpresion
  • A question
  • Example
  • Couldyoutell me yoursurname?
  • Do youknowif he is single?
  • I wonderifyouknowwherethestairs are?
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Somepoliteexpressions:Can youtell me……….?What do youthink…….?I wonderif………..Couldyoutell me……?I’dliketoknow……..Do youknow……?

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Cluestorecognize1. identify a politeexpression (P.E.)2. Ifthereis a P.E., itwill be INDIRECT3. Ifthereisnot a P.E., itwill be DIRECTExamples:Couldyoutell me wherethepolicestationis? INDIRECTDoes Claudia singwell? INDIRECT

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Changeindirectintodirect1. Deletethepoliteexpression2. move AM-IS-ARE beforethesubject3. Add DO-DOES beforethesubjectExamplesCouldyoutell me wherethepolicestationis?-- WhereisthePolicestation?I’dliketoknowifyoulove me?-- Doyoulove me?

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Changedirectintoindirect1. Addthepoliteexpression2. move AM-IS-ARE afterthesubject3. Delete DO-DOESExamplesAre thestudentspayingattention?-- I wonderifthestudentsarepayingattention?Do youhavemy e-mail?-- Couldyoutell me ifyouhavemy mail?

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EXERCISES

Copythesesentences in yourcopybook and transformthemintoindirectquestions.1. Whatisyourname?2. Why do youwantthisjob?3. Howmuch do youearn?4. Howsoon can youstart?5. Whatisyouraddress?6. Do youneedsomehelp?7. Doesshespeak English?8. Where do youlive?9. Are youhereforthejob?10. Whereisyourmother?