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Indirect Questions



CILB
Argentina

Indirect Questions
 
When DON īT you use a question mark in an indirect question?
 

19 Jun 2011      





LILIAAMALIA
Greece

because it follows the structure of a simple sentence and not a question form.
eg:"Where do you go on vacation?"-He asked me where I go on vacation.
"Has he bought a new car?-He wanted to know if he had bought a new car.
Hope it helps.

19 Jun 2011     



pilarmham
Spain

I would say that there is no reason why a question mark should be used in an indirect question, UNLESS the new sentence happens to be a question, too!

This is the example that comes to my mind:

Direct question:  Where does Tom live?

Indirect questions: They want to know where Tom lives  (a question mark is not possible here as this is a statement)
Do you know where Tom lives?   (we have a new question here, which includes the previous question, so a question mark is necessary)

I hope I could help you. Ermm

20 Jun 2011     



CILB
Argentina

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
VERY CLEAR YOUR EXPLANATION.

20 Jun 2011     



yanogator
United States

Hey, CILB, isn īt it the same in Spanish? (Just trying to add to my limited knowledge of your language).

Bruce

20 Jun 2011