The interrogation in indirect style - Free english lesson
Chapter The indirect style (reported speech)


The sentence in indirect style is followed by « if » when referring to an open question (a question with a yes-no answer) :
« Are you crying, Amy? » her mom asks.
Her mom asks Amy if she is crying.


The sentence in indirect style is followed by a wh- interrogative word when referring to a close question.
« Where do you live? » he asks.
He asks her where she lives.

Remark : the word order as for an indirect question is that of an affirmation and not of an interrogation (wh- + subject +verb….)


Progress in english with the story of the Lacoste family.
1 episode, 10 questions, 1 correction :