Can you look after my dog for a few minutes? [would / mind]

ruso10

New Member
Español, Guatemala
I have some questions to go direct to indirect but do not understand how someone can help me. Thank you.

The instructions:
Rewrite as indirect questions, using the words in bold.

4. Can you look after my dog for a few minutes? would / mind

The answer I think is like this:

Would you mind if you can look after my dog for a few minutes?

but i don't know if this is correct.
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    It depends on the definition of 'indirect question'.

    I use it to mean the sentence formed when you are reporting someone's question. Therefore, 'How are you?' --> She asked me how I was. If that is the case, I would write, 'She asked me whether I would mind ...'

    Sometimes it is used to refer to any question written as a statement (which ends with a full stop). If that is the case, I would write, 'I wonder whether you would mind looking after ...'
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I have a feeling natkretep has a better understanding of indirect questions than I do, so I'll let him take this on. :)
     
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