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Reported Speech: How old are you?

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"How old are you"

Which is the correct form of reported speech for the above sentence?

a) I asked how old you are/were.
b) I asked how old he was.

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New post 25 Dec 2005, 20:15
not sure but i think:
I asked him/her how old he/she was.

may be correct.
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I think both are correct, regarding who are you reporting to.

I asked how old you were => Repeat the question to the subject

I asked how old he/she was => Repeat the question to an audience
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allabout wrote:
I think both are correct, regarding who are you reporting to.

I asked how old you were => Repeat the question to the subject

I asked how old he/she was => Repeat the question to an audience


:yes Exactly.
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allabout wrote:
I think both are correct, regarding who are you reporting to.



It should be whom are you talking to :wink:

Who is that masked man? (subject)

The men, four of whom are ill, were indicted for fraud. (object)
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