Reporting questions: exercise

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In reported questions the subject normally comes before the verb. It is not necessary to use do or did. Question marks are not used in reported questions.

Report the following questions using the hints given against them. An example is given below.

'Where do you live?' She asked .............................

She asked where I lived.

1. 'Can a flea climb a tree?' The boy asked the teacher .............................

2. 'Do you like cricket?' He asked me .............................

3. 'Can you get me a glass of water?' I asked the little girl .............................

4. 'Can I borrow your car' My neighbour asked me .............................

5. 'Can a snake eat a cake?' The boy wondered .............................

6. 'Did you win the first prize?' I want to know .............................

7. 'Did the dog bit the boy?' The man asked .............................

Answers

1. The boy asked the teacher if a flea could climb a tree.

2. He asked me if I liked cricket.

3. I asked the little girl if she could get me a glass of water.

4. My neighbour asked me if he could borrow my car.

5. The boy wondered if a snake could eat a cake.

6. I want to know if you had won the first prize.

7. The man asked if the dog had bitten the boy.

See also

Direct and indirect speech
Rules for the change of pronouns
Reporting verb
Rules for the change of tenses
Rules for the change of adverbs
Reporting hopes, intentions and promises
Reporting orders, requests and advice
Reporting questions
Reporting questions: grammar exercise
Reported speech exercise
Reporting Yes/No questions