Business Correpondence Writing — Indirect Questions Practice Quiz

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Sentence Practice – Form indirect questions or statements using the hinting words in the brackets. Add appropriate punctuation as well.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Programme fee – how much?

    • A.

      May I know the programme fee?

    • B.

      Can you tell me how much is the programme fee?

    • C.

      I would like to know how much the programme fee is.

    Correct Answer
    C. I would like to know how much the programme fee is.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it is a polite and clear way to ask about the programme fee. It uses proper grammar and structure to convey the question effectively.

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  • 2. 

    Application – begin – when?

    • A.

      Could you please tell us when will the application begin?

    • B.

      I wonder when is the application begin?

    • C.

      Would you mind telling me when the application begins?

    Correct Answer
    C. Would you mind telling me when the application begins?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Would you mind telling me when the application begins?" This is the most polite and appropriate way to ask someone about the starting time of the application. The phrase "Would you mind" shows respect and consideration towards the person being asked, and the use of the present tense "begins" is grammatically correct.

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  • 3. 

    Application form – where – can obtain?

    • A.

      I would like to know where can I obtain the application form.

    • B.

      Would you mind telling me where I can obtain the application form?

    • C.

      May I know where I can obtain the application form?

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Would you mind telling me where I can obtain the application form?
    C. May I know where I can obtain the application form?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Would you mind telling me where I can obtain the application form?" and "May I know where I can obtain the application form?" because both of these sentences are polite ways to ask for information about where to get the application form. They show a respectful and polite tone, which is important when asking for help or information.

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  • 4. 

    Parents’ letter – do I need?

    • A.

      May I ask if I need a parents’ letter?

    • B.

      I would like to know do I need a parent' letter.

    • C.

      Can you tell me if I need any parents' letter?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. May I ask if I need a parents’ letter?
    C. Can you tell me if I need any parents' letter?
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that both "May I ask if I need a parents’ letter?" and "Can you tell me if I need any parents' letter?" are correct ways to ask about the requirement of a parents' letter. Both sentences convey the same meaning and are grammatically correct.

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  • 5. 

    Any computers provided?

    • A.

      I wonder if there are any computers provided.

    • B.

      May I know if there is any computers provided?

    • C.

      Can you tell me if you provide any computers?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. I wonder if there are any computers provided.
    C. Can you tell me if you provide any computers?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I wonder if there are any computers provided" and "Can you tell me if you provide any computers?" because both sentences use the correct verb form "are" and "provide" in the question structure. The other options have incorrect verb forms, such as "is any computers provided" and "if there is any computers provided."

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  • 6. 

    The course: the maximum class size?

    • A.

      I would like to know the maximum class size.

    • B.

      Could you please tell me what the maximum class size of the course is?

    • C.

      May I know the maximum class size of the course?

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Could you please tell me what the maximum class size of the course is?
    C. May I know the maximum class size of the course?
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Could you please tell me what the maximum class size of the course is?" and "May I know the maximum class size of the course?". These two options are the most polite and direct ways to ask about the maximum class size of the course. They show respect and politeness by using phrases like "Could you please" and "May I know". Additionally, they clearly convey the intention of the person to gather information about the maximum class size.

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  • 7. 

    I studied the course before – can I still apply?

    • A.

      Could you please tell me if I can still apply if I studied the course before?

    • B.

      I wonder can I still apply if I studied the course before.

    • C.

      May I ask if I can still apply for the course if I studied the course before?

    Correct Answer
    C. May I ask if I can still apply for the course if I studied the course before?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "May I ask if I can still apply for the course if I studied the course before?" This sentence is grammatically correct and polite. It effectively communicates the question about applying for the course after having studied it before.

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  • 8. 

    Course – how long? / start on?

    • A.

      Please tell me how long the course is and what time it will start on?

    • B.

      I would like to know how long is the course and when it will start on.

    • C.

      Could you please tell me how long the course is and when it will start?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Please tell me how long the course is and what time it will start on?
    C. Could you please tell me how long the course is and when it will start?
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it combines both parts of the original question - asking about the duration of the course and the starting time. It maintains the polite tone and uses appropriate grammar and phrasing.

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  • 9. 

    I don’t know how to get to the training centre.

    • A.

      I wonder if I can get to the training centre.

    • B.

      May I ask how I can get to the training centre?

    • C.

      Would you mind telling me how to get to the training centre?

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. May I ask how I can get to the training centre?
    C. Would you mind telling me how to get to the training centre?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "May I ask how I can get to the training centre?" and "Would you mind telling me how to get to the training centre?" because both of these sentences are polite ways of asking for directions to the training centre. They show that the speaker is seeking assistance and is respectful of the person they are asking. The other options express uncertainty or doubt about finding the training centre, but do not directly ask for directions.

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  • 10. 

    I’m not free on weekdays, any course on Saturday? What time?

    • A.

      I would like to ask if there is any course on Saturday. If yes, what is the schedule?

    • B.

      May I know if there is any course on Saturday. What time will it be?

    • C.

      Please tell me is it any course on Saturday? What time is it?

    Correct Answer
    A. I would like to ask if there is any course on Saturday. If yes, what is the schedule?
    Explanation
    The answer correctly rephrases the original question to ask if there is any course available on Saturday and inquires about the schedule. It effectively conveys the same meaning as the original question without including the phrase "I'm not free on weekdays."

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