Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Peticiones y sugerencias en inglés en estilo indirecto

PETICIONES

Para expresarlas en estilo indirecto:

  1. Ponemos los verbos ask, demand, beg, request, etc, delante de la persona a quien pedimos algo, y la petición en infinitivo con to.
  1. Si aparece la palabra please, esta se omite.

"John, don't open the windows, please", I said
I asked / requested / begged Jonh not to open the window

  1. Si en la petición aparece el verbo let, lo ponemos en infinitivo con to y omitimos el modal que le precede.

"Can you let me use your phone, please?" I asked my neighbour
I asked my neighbour to let me use her phone

  1. Si no aparece let, mantenemos el modal.

I asked my neighbour if I could use her phone

SUGERENCIAS

Suelen expresarse de varios maneras:

  1. let's...

"let's go to the theatre!" she said

  1. Why don't we...

"Why don't we go to the theatre?" she said

  1. Shall we...

"Shall we go to the theatre?" she said

  1. Why not...

"Why not go to the theatre?" she said

Para pasar una sugerencia a estilo indirecto, la introduciremos con el verbo suggest, que puede ir seguido de:

  1. un gerundio (muy frecuente).

She suggested going to the theatre

  1. una oración subordinada introducida por that (no es tan frecuente).

She suggested that we (sould) go to the theatre

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:38 PM  

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