Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 41 Reported Speech 3

How do we report questions?
What is the structure of reported wh- questions?
What the structure is of reported yes/no questions?
Are both ‘if’ and ‘whether’ equally preferable while reporting yes/no questions?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 41 Reported Speech 3 (1)

  • When we report a question, the question is changed into a statement.
  • Wh- questions can be reported using reporting verb + wh- word + subject + verb.
  • Yes/No questions can be reported using reporting verb + if/whether + subject + verb.
  • We often say Do you know.?/Could you tell me.? etc when we ask for information. Note that the verb tense doesn’t change.

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