Embedded Questions

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Rules for reporting questions
When asking a question
WH + AUX + SUBJECT+ V + …?
When reporting/ talking about a question (embedded questions)
The reporting verb sets the entire sentence:
If S + V present then -> WH/whether + N + V+ …
If S +V past then -> WH/whether + N + V (1 back)+ … .
Embedded questions?
I asked you whether you wanted to go to the beach.
I was wondering what to buy you for your birthday.
What we will learn today is a question which probably keeps
you awake at night.
“I don’t care whether you want to or not. I am your mother
and therefore I decide. “
Embedded questions?
I asked you whether you wanted to go to the beach.
I was wondering what to buy you for your birthday.
What we will learn today is a question which probably keeps
you awake at night.
“I don’t care whether you want to or not. I am your mother
and therefore I decide. “
Embedded questions?
I asked you whether you wanted to go to the beach.
I was wondering what to buy you for your birthday.
What we will learn today is a question which probably keeps
you awake at night.
“I don’t care whether you want to or not. I am your mother
and therefore I decide. “
Embedded questions?
I asked you whether you wanted to go to the beach.
I was wondering what to buy you for your birthday.
What we will learn today is a question which probably
keeps you awake at night.
“I don’t care whether you want to or not. I am your mother
and therefore I decide. “
Embedded questions?
I asked you whether you wanted to go to the beach.
I was wondering what to buy you for your birthday.
What we will learn today is a question which probably
keeps you awake at night.
“I don’t care whether you want to or not. I am your mother
and therefore I decide. “
Common expressions used
with embedded questions
I would like to know…
I wonder…
I’ve always wanted to know…
…. is a legitimate questions.
They must know…
Do you know…?
Do you have any idea how / why/ where…
You should take into consideration…
Winners of the Ig® Nobel Prize
For achievements that first make people LAUGH, then make them THINK
Her invention:
a brassiere that … ?
a brassiere that can quickly
convert into a pair of
protective face masks
Ig Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Elena Bodnar) assisted by
Nobel laureates Wolfgang Ketterle (left), Orhan
Pamuk, andPaul Krugman (right). Photo credit: Alexey
Eliseev, 2009 Ig Nobel Ceremony
SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE
The late Gustano Pizzo [USA]
For inventing an electro-mechanical
system to trap airplane hijackers
SAFETY ENGINEERING PRIZE
The late Gustano Pizzo [USA]
For inventing an electro-mechanical system to trap airplane hijackers
[the system drops a hijacker through trap doors, seals him into a
package, then drops the encapsulated hijacker through the airplane's
specially-installed bomb bay doors, whence he parachutes to earth,
where police, having been alerted by radio, await his arrival.]
US Patent #3811643, Gustano A. Pizzo, "anti hijacking system for aircraft", May 21, 1972. - See more at:
http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#sthash.4L9xiW9h.dpuf
CHEMISTRY PRIZE
Shinsuke Imai [JAPAN], Nobuaki Tsuge [JAPAN], Muneaki Tomotake
[JAPAN], Yoshiaki Nagatome [JAPAN], H. Sawada [JAPAN],Toshiyuki
Nagata [JAPAN, GERMANY], and Hidehiko Kumgai [JAPAN],
CHEMISTRY PRIZE
Shinsuke Imai [JAPAN], Nobuaki Tsuge [JAPAN], Muneaki Tomotake [JAPAN],
Yoshiaki Nagatome [JAPAN], H. Sawada [JAPAN],Toshiyuki Nagata [JAPAN,
GERMANY], and Hidehiko Kumgai [JAPAN],
For discovering that the biochemical process by which onions
make people cry is even more complicated than scientists
previously realized.
REFERENCE: "Plant Biochemistry: An Onion Enzyme that Makes the Eyes Water," S. Imai,
N. Tsuge, M. Tomotake, Y. Nagatome, H. Sawada, T. Nagata and H. Kumagai, Nature, vol.
419, no. 6908, October 2002, p. 685.
ATTENDING THE CEREMONY: All the co-authors.
- See more at: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#sthash.4L9xiW9h.dpuf
PEACE PRIZE
Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus
For making it illegal to applaud in public
AND
The Belarus State Police
For arresting a one-armed man for applauding
PROBABILITY PRIZE
Bert Tolkamp [UK, the NETHERLANDS], Marie Haskell [UK], Fritha
Langford [UK, CANADA], David Roberts [UK], and Colin Morgan [UK]
PROBABILITY PRIZE
Bert Tolkamp [UK, the NETHERLANDS], Marie Haskell [UK], Fritha Langford [UK,
CANADA], David Roberts [UK], and Colin Morgan [UK]
For making two related discoveries:
1. The longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow
will soon stand up.
2. Once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that
cow will lie down again.
REFERENCE: "Are Cows More Likely to Lie Down the Longer They Stand?" Bert J. Tolkamp, Marie J. Haskell, Fritha M. Langford, David J. Roberts,
Colin A. Morgan, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol. 124, nos. 1-2, 2010, pp. 1–10.
ATTENDING THE CEREMONY: Bert Tolkamp
See more at: http://www.improbable.com/ig/winners/#sthash.4L9xiW9h.dpuf
Let’s review:
Whenever you wear, or look at a new bra, you immediately
ask yourself what else it can be used for.
When you see this picture you probably immediately
understand how this works and what it was created for, right?
Can you think of what they gave the Chemistry prize for? It
had to do with onions…
If you are wondering what the Ig Nobel Peace prize is really
about, you should talk to the president of Belarus.
Can anyone guess what the Ig Nobel Probability prize was
selected?
Expressions to use when discussing articles
When I read this title I wonder what……
This article is probably about how… / why…/ where…
I wonder if the article mentions…
I’d like to see the full article because I want to know who…/
where…/ why…
Homeless man steals high-speed ferry in Seattle
Marijuana in Burger
Man dressed as Easter Bunny gets pulled over in California
It is probably about how… / why…/ where…
I wonder if the article mentions…
I’d like to see the full article because I want to know who…/ where…/ why
The 10 Weirdest headlines of 2011
1. Twenty-six-toed Cat Rescues Animal Shelter
2. Highway Temporarily Covered in Bees
3. Archeologists Examine Punk Rock Pioneers' Drawings
4. Dog Food Ads Launched for Canine Customers
5. Real-life Superheroes Thwart Criminals (Sometimes)
6. Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for Foul Mouth
7. Mayor Poses as Journalist to Report Happy News
8. Scientists Discover Diamond 'Planet'
9. Kisses Prompt Enclosure of Wilde's Grave
It is probably about
how… / why…/
where…
I wonder if the
article mentions…
I’d like to see the full
article because I
want to know who…/
where/ why
10. Convict Sues Hostages for Breach of Contract
Taken from http://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/10-weirdest-headlines-of-2011.htm#page=10
And in class…
Do you know…
Have you any idea….
Do you remember…
Could you please tell me…
Can you tell me…
Can you explain…
Who can show me…
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