I am well aware what does the indirect speech mean.
Person a. How old are you?
Person b. I didn't notice what he asked!
Person C. He asked how old you are. [Indirect speech]
But could anyone please explain to me if the I should use the reverse method (indirect speech) in the following sentence as well:
- If you don't mind me asking, how old.........?
a. are you
b. you are