English Grammar Embedded Questions
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Grammar Level 6- Lesson Twenty

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Embedded Questions in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

In our previous lesson, we covered the Tag Questions If you just landed on this page, we suggest that you complete our previous lesson including its quizzes before continuing on this lesson.

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Embedded Questions


An embedded question is contained within a statement or a question. The important thing here is word order:

1. I don’t know where the library is.
2. Do you know where the library is?

compare to:

3. Where is the library?

The first two examples contain an embedded question. The word order for an embedded question is subject and then verb.

The third example (Where is the library?) is just a regular question in which the word order is verb and then subject. In this lesson, you will learn how to make questions and statements that have questions within them. This lesson is similar to Lesson Six in the grammar Level 4.

Embedded questions are often used in conversation:
Question => Embedded Question


What does an avocado taste like? => I don’t know what an avocado tastes like. Do you know what it tastes like?


Where did you buy this cake? => I can’t remember where I bought the cake.


Where did they move to? => I have no idea where they moved to. Does anyone know where they moved to?


Why do leaves change color in the fall. => I don’t know why leaves change colors. Is there a website that can explain why leaves change color in the fall?


How long has she been gone on her trip. => I’m not sure how long she’s been gone. Does anyone know how long she’s been gone?


How much did you pay for those shoes? => I’m not sure how much I paid for the shoes. Does the receipt show how much I paid for them?


When did she learn how to ride a tricycle? => I can’t remember when she learned how to ride a bike. Do you think she remembers when she learned to do that?


Quiz for Embedded Questions

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