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Included Questions/Indirect Questions Exercises With Answers

Included Questions/Indirect Questions Exercises With Answers
Included Questions/Indirect Questions Exercises With Answers

Indirect questions are used to ask someone in a more polite way as well as to give them an option whether or not they know, want, or remember to answer your question.

1. We use indirect questions when we don’t know the person very well or when we are trying to be polite.
2. We use if/whether, when the answer is yes/no.

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Included Questions/Indirect Questions Exercises

The following included questions/indirect questions exercises are prepared for ESL teacher or students. Attempt the quizzes first then compare your answers with the correct option given for the each of exercises.

EXERCISE 1:

Choose the right option.

1. Is this the Prime Minister’s house?

  • a. Could you tell me if this is the Prime Minister’s house?
  • b. Could you tell me if is this the Prime Minister’s house?

2. What does she mean?

  • a. Do you know what does she mean?
  • b. Do you know what she means?

3. How much do these trousers cost?

  • a. Can you tell me how much these trousers cost?
  • b. Can you tell me how much do these trousers cost?

4. Why did she leave so early?

  • a. Do you know why she left so early?
  • b. Do you know why did she leave so early?

5. Did she have the CDs with her?

  • a. Do you remember if she did have the CDs with her?
  • b. Do you remember if she had the CDs with her?

6. What time does this train leave?

  • a. Do you know what time this train leaves?
  • b. Do you know what time does this train leave?

EXERCISE 2: 

Form indirect questions.

1- What time do the shops open?

2- Why didn’t she tell she could not go?

3- How can I get to Tokyo Disneyland?

4- Where is the Post office?

5- Did she buy that dress?

EXERCISE 3:

Write indirect questions.

1. Have you ever been to Iran?

  • I wonder ………………………………………………………..

2. Who scored Fenerbaçe’s first goal last night?

  • Do you know………………………………………………….?

3. When is Hakan going to move to Ankara?

  • I have no idea …………………………………………………

4. Who brought this computer to the office?

  • I want to know………………………………………………..

5. Does your new friend smoke?

  • I wonder…………………………………………………………

6. How many times has Mel been to London?

  • Could you tell me ……………………………………………?

7. Can she play the guitar?

  • I wonder …………………………………………………………

8. What were you doing when the earthquake happened?

  • I don’t remember………………………………………………

9. Has Aylin moved to Izmir?

  • I don’t know……………………………………………………….

10. What time did Osman leave the office?

  • I don’t remember………………………………………………….

Answers:

Answers to Exercise 1.

  1. Could you tell me if this is the Prime Minister’s house?
  1. b. Do you know what she means?
  2. a. Can you tell me how much these trousers cost?
  3. Do you know why she left so early?
  4. b. Do you remember if she had the CDs with her?
  5. a. Do you know what time this train leaves?

Answers to Exercise 2.  

  1. Do you know when the shops open?
  2. Can you tell me why she did not tell she could not go?
  3. Can you tell me how I can get to Tokyo Disneyland?
  4. Do you know where the post office is?
  5. I wonder if she bought that dress.

Answers to Exercise 3.

  1. I wonder if you have ever been to Iran.
  2. Do you know who scored Fenerbahce’s first goal last night?
  3. I have no idea when Ali is going to move to Ankara.
  4. I have know idea who brought this computer to the office.
  5. I wonder if your new friend smokes.
  6. Could you tell me how many times Mel has been to London?
  7. I wonder if she can play the guitar.
  8. I don’t remember what you were doing when the earthquake happened.
  9. I don’t know if Aylin has moved to Izmir.
  10. I don’t remember what time Osman left the office.

 

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