Indirect Questions Examples

Today we are going to learn how to make indirect questions in English by following some easy steps and checking some examples.

We can’t talk about indirect questions without knowing what direction questions are.

Direct questions are the normal questions that we can ask friends, family, and people we know well.

For example:

  • Where is the cat?
  • Where does she live?
  • Why did she quit her job?
  • When did she leave?

Indirect Questions are a little bit more formal and polite. We use them to talk to people who we don’t know really well.

Indirect Questions: Common Phrases

There are different phrases that you can use to make indirect questions:

  1. Do you know?
  2. Can You tell me?
  3. Do you remember?
  4. Could you tell me?
  5. I was wondering…
  6. Do you have any idea?
  7. Would it be possible?

How to Make Indirect Questions

These are some key ideas to help you make indirect questions

These are some indirect questions with the verb to be

  • Where is the car?
  • Do you know where the car is?
  • Do you remember where the car is?
  • Can you tell me where the car is?

These are some examples of indirect questions with simple present

  • What does she want?
  • Do you know what she wants?
  • I was wondering what she wants
  • Do you remember what she wants?

These are some examples of indirect questions with simple past

  • why did she quit her job?
  • Do you know why she quit her job?
  • I was wondering why she quit her job.

These are some examples of indirect questions with the present continuous

  • What is she doing?
  • Do you know what she is doing?
  • I was wondering what she is doing

These are some examples of indirect questions with the past continuous

  • What were they watching?
  • Do you know what they were watching?
  • Could you tell me what they were watching?

Indirect Questions with Do you know?

These are some indirect questions with do you know?

  1. Do you know where the gas station is?
  2. Do you know what the movie is about?
  3. Do you know where my brothers are?
  4. Do you know where the party will be?
  5. Do you know who will pick me up at the airport tomorrow?
  6. Do you know what we are supposed to do here?
  7. Do you know who we are supposed to follow?

Indirect Questions with Can you Tell me?

These are some indirect questions with can you tell me?

  1. Can you tell me what the name of the song is?
  2. Can you tell me who the impostor is?
  3. Can you tell me where we have to go next?
  4. Can you tell me what WordPress theme you are using?
  5. Can you tell me why we have to give rides to strangers?
  6. Can you tell me how we are going to get there on time?

Indirect Questions with Do you Remember?

These are some indirect questions with do you remember?

  1. Do you remember where I left the car keys?
  2. Do you remember where we got pulled over?
  3. Do you remember what I had to do?
  4. Do you remember who took my money?
  5. Do you remember what button we are supposed to press?
  6. Do you remember what the song they played was?

Indirect Questions with Could You Tell me?

These are some indirect questions with Could you tell me?

  1. Could you tell me what the movie is about?
  2. Could you tell me what your favorite song is’
  3. Could you tell me when the first person landed on the moon?
  4. Could you tell me where the university is?
  5. Could you tell me what your beliefs are?
  6. Could you tell me what your religion is?
  7. Could you tell me what your favorite anime is?
  8. Could you tell me who Jennifer Aniston is?

Indirect Questions with I was Wondering

The verb “wonder” is used to ask ourselves questions or express a wish to know about something

These are some indirect questions with I was wondering

  1. I was wondering if you have any money
  2. I was wondering how she got away with it
  3. I was wondering why you moved to Europe
  4. I was wondering why you didn’t take the offer
  5. I was wondering why you decided to quit your job
  6. I was wondering why she abandoned her children
  7. I was wondering when she left the country

Video: How to Make Indirect Questions

This is a great to learn how to make indirect questions

YouTube video

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