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Question forms

Elementary and Intermediate levels
by

Anne Colbeck

on 12 October 2015

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Transcript of Question forms

Asking
questions
in English

There are two
basic types of questions.

Yes/no questions.

'Wh' questions.
How do you form questions which require the answer 'yes' or 'no'?
Auxiliary
+ subject
+ main verb
+ the rest
How many English auxiliaries
can you remember?
To

be

-
am, are, is, was, were etc.
Do
, does, did
Have
, has, had etc.
Modal verbs:
can, must, would, will, may, might etc.
How many question words can you remember?
Who...?
Where...?
What...?
Why...?
When...?
How much...?
How many...?
How...?
How + adjective
Can you put the following questions in the right order?
1. sad you days do on feel rainy ?

2. which do part of town live you in?

3. was she why late?

4. time his how spend free he does?

5. did what last they weekend do?

6. tall are how you?
1.
Do
you
feel
sad
on
rainy
days?
How do you form
'wh' questions?
That depends on the question word.

For example:
Who
do you most admire?
Where

did he go for his holidays?
Why
do you like rap music?
How?
How
can I get to the city centre from here?
Which
shoes do you prefer? The blue ones or the black ones?
What
did she do next?
Sometimes the question word is followed by an adjective, a noun or a quantitative.
What

subject are you studying?
How
old are you?
How many
students are in the class?
How much
do you spend on petrol?
2.

Which
part
of
town
do
you
live
in?
3.
Why
was
she
late?
4.
How
does
he
spend
his
free
time?
5.

What
did
they
do
last
weekend?
6.

How
tall
are
you?
BUT!
There is a kind of question which does not use 'do', 'does' or 'did' in the simple present or past. Which?

Look at these two examples. (They are both correct.):
Who loves Mary?


Who does Mary love?
Who loves Mary?


Who does Mary love?
Yes, in the first question, 'who' is the subject. In the second question, 'Mary' is the subject.
So, when the subject of the question is 'who', 'what', 'which' or 'whose', you don't need 'do', 'does' or 'did' as auxiliaries in the simple present or past.
John does.
Mary loves Harry.
Exercise:
Insert the auxiliary where necessary.
1. He changed his job.

Who ................................................ ?

2. Tom bought this in York.

What ................................................. ?

3. Her son married an actress?

Whose ............................................... ?

changed his job
did Tom buy in York
son married an actress
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