#i need your help!
there are 2 questions:
1> "do you speak english?" he asked
A: he asked if i spoke english
B: he asked whether i spoke english
C: he asked whether i speak english
D: he asked did i speak english
i chose key C-right?
A or B would probably be the most common, LF. You could use C, as there's no absolute requirement to "backshift" for reported speech. But again, the normal neutral would likely be a backshift situation.
2> "haven't i told you that the hotel has a very good swimming pool?" she asked
A: she asked if the hotel had a very good swimming pool No.
B:she asked if she [hadn't] had told me that the hotel had a very good swimming pool okay, with the change to 'had'.
C: she asked if [I] she hadn't told me that the hotel had a very good swimming pool
D: she asked if she had told me that the hotel had a very good swimming pool
i chose key B-right?
1. She wondered if she had told that the hotel had a very good swimming pool.
2. She asked whether she had told that the hotel had a really good swimming pool.
can you explain more about the second question ?
i just know that "yes / no question " turn to reported speech we use" whether/if"
but in this case "haven't" i do not know to to turn it !
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