#1
Since the most of ug users are native English speakers, I thought that this is the best place to check my english hw. So here it goes:

Turn the following sentences into Reported Speech:
1.'Do you want a lift to work tomorrow?' he asked her.
2.'Who left the door open?' she asked them.
3.'Will you give me a hand lifitng the piano?' the workman asked his helper.
4.'Can you check the breaks please?' she asked the mechanic.
5.'Which of their songs do you like best?' he asked me.

My answers:
1.He asked her whether she wanted a lift to work the next day.
2.She asked them who had left the door open.
3.The workman asked his helper whether he could gave him a hand lifting the fortepian.
4.She asked the mechanic whether he could check the breaks.
5.He asked me which of their songs did I like best.

Danke schon in advance.
#2
It's brakes...

And I don't know what the hell you want...
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#4
ya i've never heard of reported english. however, your answers are correct syntax wise and they make sense
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#5
They make sense, just a little spelling correction though.

Breaks and brakes, same sounding words spelled differently. Likewise with bear and bare.
#7
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ya i've never heard of reported english. however, your answers are correct syntax wise and they make sense


like you would "report", or how you would tell someone about how something went.

i.e "hello, fancy some well good sex?" said the beautiful lady.

the beautiful lady asked me if i fancied some well good sex.
#9
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ya i've never heard of reported english. however, your answers are correct syntax wise and they make sense

i've never even heard of english
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#10
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ya i've never heard of reported english. however, your answers are correct syntax wise and they make sense

This is pretty much what I was thinking...it seems you grasp the language well, but I'm not sure what you mean by reported english.
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like you would "report", or how you would tell someone about how something went.

i.e "hello, fancy some well good sex?" said the beautiful lady.

the beautiful lady asked me if i fancied some well good sex.


that sex must be damn fine if it's well and good
#12
Instead of whether you might use the word if. I just think it flows a little better.
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#13
Ok, thanks for help. For a moment I thought that I started a bashing thread;P.
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Since the most of ug users are native English speakers, I thought that this is the best place to check my english hw. So here it goes:

Turn the following sentences into Reported Speech:
1.'Do you want a lift to work tomorrow?' he asked her.
2.'Who left the door open?' she asked them.
3.'Will you give me a hand lifitng the piano?' the workman asked his helper.
4.'Can you check the breaks please?' she asked the mechanic.
5.'Which of their songs do you like best?' he asked me.

My answers:
1.He asked her whether she wanted a lift to work the next day.
2.She asked them who had left the door open.
3.The workman asked his helper whether he could gave him a hand lifting the fortepian.
4.She asked the mechanic whether he could check the breaks.
5.He asked me which of their songs did I like best.

Danke schon in advance.


1.He asked her if she wanted a lift to work the next day.
2.She asked them who had left the door open.
3.The workman asked his helper if he could give him a hand lifting the piano.
4.She asked the mechanic if he could check the breaks.
5.He asked me which of their songs I liked best.


We usually only use "whether" when we're talking about a number of options, I think... Shouldn't matter though. Also, watch the end of number 5.
#15
Looks good to me. But


'to break' is to cause damage onto something.
'break' is a part of a car, bike, etc that cuts the power.


Also, #5 is wrong.
'did I like' implies being part of a question.
'I liked' fits reported speech.


What's your native language?


EDIT: Oh yeah, 'bare' is to hold, 'bear' is an animal.
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#16
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Looks good to me. But


'to break' is to cause damage onto something.
'break' is a part of a car, bike, etc that cuts the power.


Also, #5 is wrong.
'did I like' implies being part of a question.
'I liked' fits reported speech.


What's your native language?


EDIT: Oh yeah, 'bare' is to hold, 'bear' is an animal.


actually 'brake' is the part of the car