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    Could you please fix my sentence?


    Whenever, I have had a bad day at work, at home I try to hide my emotion, but it is enough for my mother to see me. Very soon, she will ask me if they bothered badly me at work/ did they bother badly you at work?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Could you please fix my sentence?

    Whenever,no comma I have had a bad day at work, at home I try to hide my emotion feelings , but it is enough for my mother to see me. Very soon, comma not necessary she will ask me if they bothered badly me at work/ did they bother badly you at work?
    This is not just a problem of indirect speech - the question itself is not natural English.

    More natural questions for your mother to ask would be:

    "Did you have some problems at work?"......"Have you had some problems at work?"
    "Did somebody upset you at work?".............."Has somebody upset you at work?"

    These would be reported as:

    Very soon she will ask me ...

    ... if I (have had some problems at work.
    ... if somebody (has) upset me at work.

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    Thank you so much. I didn't know how to boost my thread. Since I needed the answer, I have began a new thread.

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