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Direct and indirect speech: Reporting questions

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.

  • He said, "When are you leaving?"
  • He asked me when I was leaving. (NOT When was I leaving?)

Yes/No questions are reported with if/whether.

  • "Do you speak English," she asked him.
  • She asked him if he spoke English.
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