"Meu amigo perguntaria o que eu faço aqui."

Translation:My friend would ask what do I do here.

August 18, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/-HKBK-
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Would this not be more correct to say ´my friend would ask what i do here´, as you do not need an interrogative order when you are reporting someone else speech even if they asked a question, rendering the extra ´do´ unnecessary and unnatural/ incorrect?

For example, 'what did you do yesterday?'- 'he asked what i did yesterday', not he asked what did i do yesterday.

August 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I agree. By the way, "My friend would ask what I am doing here" (also without an interrogative order) is accepted.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/clottedcream

the most likely construction in English would be "my friend would ask what am I doing here"

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyceHilary

The English translation given is weird. I answered: "My friend would ask what I was doing here" which is normal English usage. Marked wrong. Reported.

January 28, 2019
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