The start of Series 3 brings bad news. Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?

Written by Chris Rose.

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


Hello SahilK,

I'm afraid neither of these are correctly formed reported questions, though 2 would be correct if you simply changed the question mark to a full stop. Please see the page I linked to for an explanation of how to form indirect questions.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team



Dear Team,here it is a headline sentence: ''Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?'' Is this correct or it needs ''...hasn't it '' instead of ''has it''?

Hello nikoslado,
The sentence is correct. It is not a tag question asking for confirmation, but rather a separate sentence suggesting the statement may not be true, with the repeated information omitted:
"Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has Tony's Café been burgled?"
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter M,
thank you for your immediate reply , I appreciate all you are doing for us and I've been always learning things from all of you...