Indirect interrogative clause – proposition interrogative indirecte


Let's Define It!

What's an *indirect interrogative clause*?

First, the indirect interrogative clause (proposition indirecte clause) is a subordinate one.

This clause is introduced by a question word such si/quand/où, etc.

For example:

"Papa veut savoir si le dîner est prêt." / Daddy wants to know if dinner is ready.

Despite being an indirect interrogative clause, it never ends with a question mark.


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Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Find below a number of sentences with an indirect interrogative clause. They are underlined for your convenience.

  1. Je me demande où on fera la fête ce soir. / I wonder where the party will happen tonight. 
  2. Elles demandent quand tu reviendras. / They are asking when you will come back.
  3. Je me demande s'il va pleuvoir demain. / I wonder if it will rain tomorrow.
  4. L'étudiante demanda à son prof comment il était arrivé à cette conclusion. / The student asked her teacher how he came to this conclusion.


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