Reported Speech/Questions

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Wenn man Fragen (engl. : questions) von der direkten Rede in die indirekte Rede setzt, wird die Frage zum Nebensatz.

"Where do you live?"

He asked her where she lived.

question word + S   V

"Do you play football?"

He asked him if he played football.

if / whether + S   V   O

Ein Fragewort wird wiederholt; bei Fragen ohne Fragewort wird if / whether eingeschoben. Der Satzbau im Nebensatz folgt dabei dem normalen S - V - O-Schema.

Dabei gibt es folgende Veränderungen:

Interactive Exercises

Time Shift

Put in the correct verbs. Take care of the Time Shift!

1. "Mary, have you ever been to New York City?"

      He wanted to know if she had ever been(ever, be) to New York City..

2. "Was that you yesterday?"

      He wanted to know if that had been() me the day before.

3. Where do you live?

      He asked me where I lived().

1. "Mary, have you ever been to New York City?"

      He wanted to know if she had ever been() to New York City..

2. "Was that you yesterday?"

      He wanted to know if that had been() me the day before.

3. Where do you live?

      He asked me where I lived().


Perspective Shift

Put in the correct personal and possessive pronouns. Take care of the Perspective Shift!

1. Tony said "I'm hungry!"

    Toni said that he() was hungry.

2. "Can you help me with my homework?"

    He asked me if I could help him() with his() homework.

3. Tim said "Can I have your car?"

    Tim asked if he() could have my() car.

4. "Mary, have you ever been to America to visit your friends?"

    He asked Mary if she() had ever been to New York City to visit her() friends.

5. "Our parents 'll visit us."

    He said that their parents() would visit them().

6. "Can you pick us up?"

    He wanted to know if we could pick them() up from the airport.

7. "Where do you live?"

    He asked me where I lived().

1. Tony said "I'm hungry!"

    Toni said that he() was hungry.

2. "Can you help me with my homework?"

    He asked me if I could help him() with his() homework.

3. Tim said "Can I have your car?"

    Tim asked if he() could have my() car.

4. "Mary, have you ever been to America to visit your friends?"

    He asked Mary if she() had ever been to New York City to visit her() friends.

5. "Our parents 'll visit us."

    He said that their parents() would visit them().

6. "Can you pick us up?"

    He wanted to know if we could pick them() up from the airport.

7. "Where do you live?"

    He asked me where I lived().


Zeitangaben

Fill in the gaps. Take care of the adverbials of time and place!

1. "I want to confirm my flight now."

    She said that she wanted to confirm her() flight then().

2. "Why didn't you come last week?"

    He asked why she hadn't come() the week before().

3. "I wasn't here in Delhi."

    She said that she hadn't been there () in Delhi.

4. "I checked this reservation yesterday."

    He said he had checked that() reservation the day before().

5. "These times and dates are all ok."

    He also added that those() dates and times were() all ok.

6. "Can you come back tomorrow?"

    He asked if I could come back the next day().

7. "I'm looking forward to next week."

    She said that she was looking forward to () the following() week.

1. "I want to confirm my flight now."

    She said that she wanted to confirm her() flight then().

2. "Why didn't you come last week?"

    He asked why she hadn't come() the week before().

3. "I wasn't here in Delhi."

    She said that she hadn't been there () in Delhi.

4. "I checked this reservation yesterday."

    He said he had checked that() reservation the day before().

5. "These times and dates are all ok."

    He also added that those() dates and times were() all ok.

6. "Can you come back tomorrow?"

    He asked if I could come back the next day().

7. "I'm looking forward to next week."

    She said that she was looking forward to () the following() week.