Indirect Interrogative Sentences

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Indirect Interrogative Sentences

I am struggling with identifying indirect interrogative sentences in spanish. For example, what makes "Cristina no sabe dónde todavía  va a celebrar su cumpleaños" an indirect interrogative sentence, but not "Viajaremos adonde nos recomiende el agente de viajes. Can you explain this please or refer me to a lesson that does? Thanks.

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Wylie

Indirect interrogative questions are a bit tricky. Here is a lesson about donde vs dónde. Take a look at the note about being able or not to replace it by "to what location/in what location". It wouldn't make sense in this case if we said:

We will travel "to what location" ???? the travel agent will recommend.

However this sounds OK saying:

We will travel where the travel agent will recommend.

In the first sentence however, as an interrogative this makes sense:

Cristina no sabe dónde va a celebrar su cumpleaños.

Cristina doesn't know "in what location" she is celebrating her birthday. (grammatically corrrect)

Saludos

Inma

 

Indirect Interrogative Sentences

I am struggling with identifying indirect interrogative sentences in spanish. For example, what makes "Cristina no sabe dónde todavía  va a celebrar su cumpleaños" an indirect interrogative sentence, but not "Viajaremos adonde nos recomiende el agente de viajes. Can you explain this please or refer me to a lesson that does? Thanks.

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