Today I have some questions about indirect sentences. Would you like to help me solve them?
- Problem 1
A: Where are you going?
B: I am going to school. What do you mean?
A: I would like to know where / [you was going to] or [where you are going to] / ?
- Problem 2
+ Indirect: I don't know what happened.
direct sentence is: What happen ? (It is ok)?
+ So indirect: I don't know what is happening.
What is direct sentences ? [...]
- PS: Please tell me if you see any problems from my posts. Thanks
"What happen?" is not OK. It should be "What happened?"
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
Thanks you all for replying.
But why does my teacher always teach me:
I need to down tense level when convert direct to indirect?
Example. Simple tense => simple past
Peter asked me: "what do you do ?"
> Peter asked me that what I did...
So why do you think it is: Peter asked me that what i do?
Last edited by hoangthi; 19-Nov-2012 at 04:39.
So where can I use 'Backshifting' ? And Where not?
If I don't use backshifting, my exam will be not true by my teacher.
Last edited by hoangthi; 19-Nov-2012 at 11:57.
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