431 – Embedded Questions – Basic English Grammar Lesson

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For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at embedded questions. An embedded question is when we take a question and embed it or put it inside a sentence. For example, “Where is Jack?” That’s a question. “I wonder where Jack is.” That’s an embedded question. There are a couple of rules that you need to know to make one of these embedded questions and that’s what we’re going to check out today. So, let’s get to it!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Can you tell me where Jack is.
  • Can you let me know where Jack is.
  • Do you know where Jack is.
  • I’m not sure where Jack is.
  • I wonder where Jack is I wonder if Jack is coming to work today.
  • Where is Jack? becomes, I wonder where Jack is.v
  • Who is that? Becomes, I don’t know who that is.
  • What time is the meeting? Becomes, I’m not sure what time the meeting is.
  • When is the next bus? I wonder when the next bus will come.
  • Is he happy? becomes, I’m not sure if he is happy.
  • Is he a doctor? becomes, I don’t know if he is a do.
  • Can she swim? becomes, I’m not sure if she can swim.
  • Does he like pizza? becomes, I don’t know if he likes pizza.
  • Will she like it? becomes, I’m not sure if she will like it.
  • Is he happy? becomes, I’m not sure if he is happy or not. (or) I’m not sure whether he is happy or not.
  • Can she swim? becomes, I don’t know if she can swim or not. (or) I don’t know whether can swim or not.

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