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.

Go to page 1 2 3

Download the complete course now

Some more free lessons »
Grade 8 Grammar Lesson 28 At, on and in: prepositions of place
1st Grade Grammar Adjectives 1
6th Grade Grammar Verbs
Grade 8 Grammar Lesson 16 Present tenses for the future
Grade 6 Grammar Lesson 14 Antonyms, synonyms and homonyms
Grade 6 Grammar Lesson 6 Articles and nouns