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A question!



cutemisswang
Taiwan

A question!
 
Hello, everyone!
 
Can someone tell me how to explain the differences between the 2 sentences?
 
1. Do you know where he lives?
2. Where do you think he lives?
 
I mean when we should put wh-words at the beginning of sentences.
 
Thanks in advance!Smile
 
Have a nice day/evening!
Jessie

13 Apr 2010      



mena22
Portugal

The second one is a direct question, so "where" comes at the beginning. The first one is an indirect question - an embedded question - so the wh-word comes in the middle, after the introductory phrase "do you know".

 
Hope I could help.
Have a good evening,
mena

13 Apr 2010     



cutemisswang
Taiwan

Thank you, Mena.Smile
But isn īt the second one an indirect question?
I īm confused now.
 
I guess it īs your bedtime, right?
Good night, dear Mena.
 

14 Apr 2010     



zoemorosini
United States

1. Do you know where he lives?  (I believe you may have the answer and I need you to give it to me)
2. Where do you think he lives?  (Use your imagination to come to a conclusion about his home location)

I hope this helps!

14 Apr 2010     



cutemisswang
Taiwan

Thank you, Zoe! ;))

14 Apr 2010     



elearner
Saudi Arabia

thanks for all

17 Apr 2010