Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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The interrogatives of the direct question may be retained in an indirect question. But it is more common to use the indefinite relatives which (in interrogative sentences) are employed only in indirect questions.

ἠρώτων αὐτοὺς τίνες εἶεν they asked them who they were X. A. 4.5.10 ( = τίνες ἐστέ;), ἠρώτων ὅ τι ἐστὶ τὸ πρᾶγμα I asked what the matter was 5. 7. 23 ( = τί ἐστι;), ἠρώτα_ αὐτόν πόσον χρυ_σίον ἔχοι he asked him how much money he had 7. 8. 1 ( = πόσον ἔχεις;), ἠρώτων αὐτὸν τὸ στράτευμα ὁπόσον εἴη they asked him how large the army was 4. 4. 17 ( = πόσον ἐστί;), ἀπορῶν ποῖ τράποιτο ἐπὶ λόφον τινὰ καταφεύγει being in doubt whither he should turn, he fled to a hill X. C. 3.1.4 ( = ποῖ τράπωμαι;), ᾔδει δὲ οὐδεὶς ὅποι στρατεύουσιν but no one knew where they were going to march T. 5.54 ( = ποῖ στρατεύομεν;).

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