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    Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?

    Hello,
    Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?
    Since it is an indirect speech, shouldn't we place a period instead of the question mark?

    Isn't it like saying:
    Would you tell me the way to the supermarket.


    Thanks.

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    Re: Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Since it is an indirect speech, shouldn't we place use a period instead of the question mark?

    Isn't it like saying:
    Would you tell me the way to the supermarket.
    No. The indirect question is within the direct question Would you tell me X? Your second sentence also needs a question mark.

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    Re: Would you tell me how to get to the supermarket?

    I was in doubt. Thank you.

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