How do I form INDIRECT QUESTIONS
When we use phrases like… • • • • • •
Do you know … ? Can/Could you tell me … ? Have you any idea…? I wonder / was wondering … Would you mind telling me . . .? I'd like to know ...
What does “eclectic” mean? Do you know what “eclectic” means?
When we report a question to someone else Do you like rock music? ďƒ He asked me if I liked rock music.
Where are you going on holiday? ďƒ She asked me where I was going on holiday.
Indirect questions with WHquestions Introductory phrase + question word (what, when, where, why, which…) + positive sentence structure
Where is the “Frachata” store”? Do you know where the “Frachata” store is? Introductory phrase
If the direct question contains do, does or did, we omit it in the indirect question. When did she leave? Do you know when she left?
Indirect questions with YES/NO questions Introductory phrase +if/whether +positive sentence ďƒ Are you travelling on business? Could you tell me if/whether you are travelling? Introductory phrase
Can you tell us where the EAC is?
Where is the EAC?
HAVE OR HAVE GOT
We can use… HAVE I have a watch Do you have a car? I have a headache She doesn’t have a good sense of humour.
HAVE GOT to talk about possession, relationships, illnesses and characteristics of people or things
Have lunch, have a bath To talk about actions or Have fun, have an experiences accident, have difficulty
I had a dog when I was young I’ll have to work early
We don’t usually use have got in the past or the future
I have got a watch Have you got a car? I have got a headache She hasn’t got a good sense of humour
Complete the sentences do you have/ have you got A:How many sisters _______________? got B:I have/â€™ve __________ three sisters. have A:Do you all ______ your own bedrooms? has got B:Sue _________ her own bedroom, but have neither Debbie nor I have. We ______ to share.
Do you know the answer? • When do we use indirect questions? • We use have and have got to talk about…