Grade 8 Grammar Lesson 25 Reported speech (III)

How do we report yes/no questions?
How do we report wh- questions?
How do we report imperatives?
Can we use other reporting verbs besides ‘say’ and ‘tell’?

Grade 8 Grammar Lesson 25 Reported speech (0)

Like statements, we can also report questions in indirect speech.

We use reporting verbs ask, want to know, inquire etc for questions.

Note the following things when reporting a question. The question form (Verb + Subject…?) changes to a statement form (Subject + Verb ).

When it’s a Yes/ No question, we use if/ whether.

When it’s a wh- question, we retain the wh- part.

The tense of the reporting verb affects an indirect question as well.

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