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    Reported questions- yet, any

    What happens with 'yet', 'any' when we change a direct question into a reported question?

    1. 'Have you got any milk?' she asked.
    a. She asked if I had any milk.
    b. She asked if I had some milk.

    2. 'Have you finished yet?, she asked.
    a. She asked if I had finished yet.
    b. She asked if I had already finished.

    Is a reported question grammatically still a question, and we apply all the rules for a question?
    Or do we treat a reported question as a positive sentence as the sentence order is like in a positive sentence.

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    Re: Reported questions- yet, any

    Do we treat a reported question as a positive sentence as the sentence order is like in a positive sentence?​Yes.
    A reported question is an indirect question and ends with a full stop,

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    Re: Reported questions- yet, any

    Sorry, I should have written:
    Do we treat a reported question as an affirmative sentence as the sentence order is like in an affirmative sentence?
    So the answer is "yes".





    It should be:

    1. 'Have you got any milk?' she asked.
    a. Incorrect
    b. She asked if I had some milk.

    2. 'Have you finished yet?, she asked.
    a. Incorrect
    b. She asked if I had already finished.

    But I've tried to solve my problem checking the answer keys in grammar books and I've found:
    "Have any of the houses been damaged?"
    She asked if any of the houses had been damaged.

    "Have you visited many interesting places?"
    She asked if I had visited many interesting places. (Don't we use "a lot of" in the affirmative?)

    "Did you eat any bread?"
    She asked if I had eaten any bread.

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    Re: Reported questions- yet, any

    1. a. She asked if I had any milk.
    2. a. She asked if I had finished yet.

    These are fine.

    The 'some/any' and 'much/a lot of' problems are rather more complex than the simplistic 'one is used in affirmative sentences and the other in negative sentences' suggestion given in some teaching materials.

    I would also note that, outside exercise in English course books, native speakers rarely report precisely the words used in direct speech.

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    Re: Reported questions- yet, any

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    "Have you visited many interesting places?"
    She asked if I had visited many interesting places. (Don't we use "a lot of" in the affirmative?)
    You could use a lot of, but many is fine too. You may be thinking of much, which we tend to use in the negative and questions.

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