Indirect Questions – Free Exercise

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Exercises

Rephrase the questions as open indirect questions.

  1. ¿Cómo se llama este cuadro?
    → No sé  .question word + verb + subject|Question words always have an accent.What is this paitning called?
    I don‘t know what this painting is called.
  2. ¿Dónde has comprado el vestido?
    → Ya no recuerdo  .question word + verb + …|Here the subject (yo/tú) is shown by the verb ending.|Question words always have an accent.Where did you buy the dress?
    I don’t remember where I/you bought the dress any more.
  3. ¿Cuándo vendrá Paco a hacernos una visita?
    → Paco no ha dicho  .question word + verb + …|Here the subject (él) is shown by the verb ending.|Question words always have an accent.When is Paco coming to visit us?
    Paco hasn’t said when he’s coming to visit us.
  4. ¿Por qué llora Ricardo?
    → No puedo decir  .question word + verb + subject|Question words always have an accent.Why is Ricardo crying?
    I can’t say why Ricardo is crying.
  5. ¿Cuánto cuesta la entrada?
    → Me pregunto  .question word + verb + subject|Question words always have an accent.How much does the ticket cost?
    I wonder how much the ticket cost.

Rephrase the direct questions as closed indirect questions with si.

  1. ¿Las tiendas están abiertas los domingos?
    → No sé  .si + subject + verb + …Are the shops open on Sundays?
    I don’t know if the shops are open on Sundays.
  2. ¿La familia de Marcos está de vacaciones?
    → Nos preguntamos  .si + subjecto + verb + …Is Marcos’ family on holiday?
    We’re wondering if Marcos’ family is on holiday.
  3. ¿Clara ha fumado hoy?
    → No te voy a contar  .si + subjecto + verb + …Has Clara been smoking today?
    I’m not going to tell you if Clara has been smoking today.
  4. ¿He ahorrado suficiente dinero para la moto?
    → Me pregunto  .si + verb + …|Here the subject (yo) is shown by the verb endingHave I saved enough money for the motorbike?
    I wonder if I’ve saved enough money for the motorbike.
  5. ¿Este ordenador es de segunda mano?
    → No me queda claro  si + subjecto + verb + …Is this computer second hand?
    It’s not clear to me whether this computer is second hand.