Learn about using indirect questions in English.

Practice 1: word order in indirect questions

Make these questions more polite by changing them to indirect questions.

1. What time is it?

Could you tell me ?

2. Where have you been?

Can you tell me ?

3. Will it rain tonight?

Do you know ?

4. Can he speak French?

Do you know ?

5. When does the bank close?

Would you mind telling me ?


Practice 2: writing indirect questions

In these questions you will need to write the question stem (would you mind ...  / can you tell me ...) as well as the question.

1. Did you pay for dinner?

Can for dinner?

2. Why did you do that?

Would that?

3. Is she married?

Can ?

4. Who were you talking to?

Could to?

5. How long has he had that car?

Do that car?