英語における疑問形の語順の注意点

Conversational English – What are Embedded Questions?

“Embedded Question” というと難しそうですが、この動画では、1つの疑問形の文章が他のセンテンスの中で使われる(embedded)場合には、その語順が変化することを解説しています。

他の疑問形と一緒に使う場合

Where is the bank ?

Can you tell me + Where is the bank ?

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Can you tell me where the bank is ?

Can you tell me where is the bank ? は間違い

Who was that man ?

Would you know + Who was that man ?

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Would you know who that man was ?

平文と一緒に使う場合

I know + Where is the bank ?

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I know where the bank is.

I don’t know + Where is the bank ?

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I don’t know where the bank is.

その他の例

Could you tell me + How much was the cell phone ?

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Could you tell me how much the cell phone was ?

Would you happen to know + How old is he ?

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Would you happen to know how old he is ?

Do you know + What time is the flight ?

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Do you know what time the flight is ?


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