There's more than one way to ask a question. Indirect questions are more polite and don't need a change in word order in the main question.
Our challenger is Masa from Japan who plays the role of a Tour Rep passing on questions from a rude tourist in a more polite form to a hotel receptionist.
Listen to the programme!
We use indirect questions to make our requests or questions softer or more polite. After the question word (where, when, who, how, etc) indirect questions have the same word order as positive statements.
Download Nuala's grammar explanation and table (pdf - 32 K)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.8 MB)
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Now it's your turn to practise indirect questions. Go to our quiz page on this subject here.
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