Thursday, November 8, 2018

Indirect questions

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Have a look at this conversation. 

Me:    Excuse me. Could you tell me where the nearest station is? 

Person in the street:  Certainly. It's along that road on the right.

Me:    Thank you. And do you know if there's a supermarket near here? 

Person in the street:  Yes, there's one next to the station. 

Me:    Thank you very much for your help.

I use indirect questions when I'm asking for help in the street because they are very polite. Indirect questions start with a phrase like 'could you tell me...' or 'do you know...'. For example:  
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