Reporting yes / no questions Hakkında Bilgi
YARDIMCI FİLLERLE BAŞLAYAN SORU CÜMLELERİ
Study the examples paying attention to changes in word order.
Rose to Susan : Are you going to school? (direct)
Rosa has asked Susan if / whether she is going to school. (indirect)
As you see, while reporting a yes/no question, we use ‘’ask’’ as a reporting verb.
We also use ‘’if’’or’’whether’’ before the reported clause.
Exercise 354. Report the following yes/no questions as in the example.
1 Mary has asked George, ‘Have you started university?’’
Mary has asked George if he has started university.
2 Peter asks Susan, ‘Will you go to the graduation party?’
3 Ayşe asks Melek, ‘Can your sister iron her clothes by herself?’
4 The teacher has asked, Jack, ‘Do your ead in your spare time?’
5 Tom has asked Jane, ‘Do you ever go to a disco?’
6 Rose asks Susan, ‘Will the teacher give us an exam next week?’
7 Filiz has asked Yiğit, ‘Has your mother retired yet?’
8 Gülsüm asks Sibel, ‘Must your mother work on Saturdays?’
9 Pelin asks Can, ‘ Should I come early tomorrow morning?’
10 The mother has asked her son, ‘Are you ready to go to school?’
Exercise 355. Report the following yes/no questions, using asked.
1 Doctor to patient: Have you got a pain in your abdomen?
The doctor asked the patient if he had a pain in his abdomen.
2 The father to his son: Is your sister studying?
3 Receptionist to quest: Will you be coming tomorrow?
4 Susan to George: Does your mother ever make a cake for you?
5 Teacher to Jack: Havent you finished your homework yet?
6 Judy to Mary: Are you interested in folk dancing?
7 Tim to Tom : Are your parents thinking of changing their house?
8 Mr White to Jack: Are you going to rent out your shop?
9 Mustafa to Jerome: Do you want to spend your holiday with me?
10 Son to Father: Can I help you wash the car?