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Word order in indirect questions #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:09 am   Word order in indirect questions
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #59 "Chit Chat: On the phone", question 2

Charlie: Yes, hello it's Charlie here. I wanted to ......... how you are.

(a) discover
(b) detect
(c) uncover
(d) know

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #59 "Chit Chat: On the phone", answer 2

Charlie: Yes, hello it's Charlie here. I wanted to know how you are.

Correct answer: (d) know

Your answer was: correct
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Hi there,

Is this a question?
If so, it should be "I wanted to know how are you?"

please, explain
Sergio
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Word order in indirect questions #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:16 am   Word order in indirect questions
 

Hi Sergio,

This is an indirect question and in that case the normal word order applies.

Direct question: How are you?

Indirect question: I want to know how you are.

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Word order in indirect questions #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 23, 2012 16:22 pm   Word order in indirect questions
 

Dear teachers,
You can teach me about the use of the word "to know". When we use "know about" or "know how".
Thank you.
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