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Do you know where …? I don’t know what … etc

The table below shows how questions are rephrased when they start off with ‘Do you know?’ Also when using I know/ I don’t know/ I don’t remember levels of certainty can change and when answering the question, the structure of the answer also gets changed. For example, in the table below when asking ‘How much is this phone?’ when answering, the last three words are rephrased to say I know how much this phone is.

 

Compare:


 

What are those buildings?How old is mum?

What time is it?

Where can I go for a swim?

How much is this phone?

Where are you going on holiday?

Where have they moved the paintings

What was Lisa dressed up as?

    

But

  

Do you know …

Can you tell me …

What those buildings are How old mum is

What time it is

Where I can go for a swim

 

How much this phone is

Where you are going on holiday

Where they have moved the paintings

What Lisa was dressed up as

 ?
I know …I don’t know …I don’t remember… .

 

 

Questions with do/ does/ did (Present simple and Past simple).


 

Where does she exercise?

 

BUT Do you know where she exercises

(Not Do you know where does she exercise)

 

Compare:


 

How do boats float?What does Ian need?Why did she run to school?Where did I put my phone?  ButDo you knowhow boats float what Ian needswhy she ran to schoolwhere I put my phone?
I don’t knowI don’t remember I know .

 

 

Questions beginning with Is …? / Do …? / Can …? Etc.

 

Compare:


 

Is Kelly at scouts?Have they got a table?Can Dylan cycle?

Do they enjoy French food?

Did anybody find you?

  But Do you know  IforWhetherKelly is at scoutsThey’ve got a tableDylan can cycle

They enjoy French food

Anybody found you

 I don’t know 

 

You can use if or whether in the sentences above.

 

 

Do you know where …? I don’t know what … etc  Exercises..


 

Answer these questions with ‘I don’t know where/ when/ why … etc.

 

Have your parents arrived at the airport?

When

I don’t know when they arrived at the airport.

Is Mrs. Smith in a meeting?

Where

Will the party go on for a long time?

How long

Was this door made over 50 years ago?

How old

Was my mum baking cookies for the fair?

Why

Has my letter arrived?

When

 

 

Complete these questions.

 

  1. How is paper made?

Do you know ……………………… how paper is made? ……………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Why did Peter leave early?

I don’t remember …………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. When does the train depart?

I don’t know………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. Where did I leave my key?

I know ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

 

 

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