We use indirect questions to be more polite in formal situations – such as in work or professional situations. Take a look at our page on Direct and Indirect Questions in English, then try the quiz below!
An indirect question starts with a phrase like “Can you tell me” or “Do you know”. Then it’s followed by the question, which is in a statement word-order format:
Can you tell me if this is the right way? (Not “Can you tell me if is this the right way?”
Choose the correct answer.