#EngTrivia: Embedded questions

‘Embedded questions’ adalah pertanyaan yang terdapat/tercantum dalam suatu kalimat berita (pernyataan) atau bahkan terdapat dalam pertanyaan. Bingung? Seperti ini contohnya:

  • “They did not know [who bought the car].”
  • “Do you know [who he is]?”

‘Embedded questions’ berfungsi sebagai anak kalimat dan pola penulisannya berbeda dengan kalimat tanya pada umumnya. Pola penulisan ‘embedded questions’ adalah sebagai berikut:

klausa utama + QW (kata tanya) + S + (not) + V.

‘Embedded questions’ juga sering dipakai dalam penggunaan indirect speech.

Contoh:

  • Incorrect: “Do you know where is John?”
  • Correct: “Do you know where John is?”
  • Incorrect: “I did not understand what did they mean.”
  • Correct: “I did not understand what they meant.”

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at  on Tuesday, December 06, 2011


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