Questions – direct and indirect

A direct question is like this:

where is the station?

or

What time is it?

Indirect questions are more polite, they start with things like, ‘do you know if’ ‘savez-vous si’ or ‘could you tell me’ pourriez-vous me dire

Pay attention to word order, you can’t use the same structure as a direct question:

Could you tell me where the station is?

Do you know what time it is?

Exercice:

Transformez les questions suivantes en questions indirectes:

exemple:

what does the shop open? – could you tell me what time the shop opens?

1. Where is the nearest postbox? Do you know ________________________________ ?

2. What time did he leave? Do you know ___________________________ ?

3. Is the doctor available? Could you tell me __________________________ ?

4. Do I need to book in advance? Could you tell me ______________________ ?

5. How much does this cost? Could you tell me _______________________________ ?

réponses plus bas:

1. Where is the nearest postbox? Do you know where the nearest postbox is?

2. What time did he leave? Do you know what time he left?

3. Is the doctor available? Could you tell me if the doctor is available?

4. Do I need to book in advance? Could you tell me if I need to book in advance?

5. How much does this cost? Could you tell me how much this costs?

3 comments

  1. je reçois des messages dans le sens d’ecrire des textes en anglais alors que je suis nul en anglais

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