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    "do" you ...

    Hi

    1. I'd like to ask which days do you see the patients?
    2. I'd like to ask which days you see the patients?

    --- Do I need "do" or not?

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    Re: "do" you ...

    It`s wrong to put "do" as well as the question mark (?)

    I mean that this kind of sentences are known as Indirect Question.

    As you add an indirect clause at the beginning you do not end asking.

    I mean the following:

    How old are you?

    I would like to know how old you are

    I would like to know how old are you?

    This is the whole help that I can give you, since it is difficult to explain it by writing, you`d better ask a teacher. Considerate my advice, nice to meet you and good luck...

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    Re: "do" you ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    It`s wrong to put "do" as well as the question mark (?)

    I mean that this kind of sentences are known as Indirect Question.

    As you add an indirect clause at the beginning you do not end asking.

    I mean the following:

    How old are you?

    I would like to know how old you are

    I would like to know how old are you?

    This is the whole help that I can give you, since it is difficult to explain it by writing, you`d better ask a teacher. Considerate Considermy advice, nice to meet you and good luck...
    There are three ways of putting this:

    "How often do you see patients?"
    "I would like to know how often you see patients."
    "I would like to know something - how often do you see patients?"

    But as the previous poster pointed out, if you ask it as an indirect question (example 2 above) you do not use "do" or the question mark.

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    Re: "do" you ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    1. I'd like to ask which days do you see the patients?
    2. I'd like to ask which days you see the patients?

    --- Do I need "do" or not?
    To add to the above, I suggest:

    "Could you tell me which days you see patients on?" (if, eg, you're talking to a receptionist at a clinic)

    (no need to say 'I'd like to ask' - just ask!)

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    Re: "do" you ...

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    (no need to say 'I'd like to ask' - just ask!)
    Hi

    I often use the phrase: "I'd like to ask ..."

    Thanks

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