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GUEST2008

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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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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 [STRIKE]are you[/STRIKE]?

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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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 [STRIKE]are you[/STRIKE]?

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. [STRIKE]Considerate[/STRIKE] 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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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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