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Changing Statements to Questions and Questions to Statements

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Erica Michelle Montesa

on 8 February 2014

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Transcript of Changing Statements to Questions and Questions to Statements

Changing

Statements into Questions

and

Questions into Statements

If the verb in the statement is a
linking verb
(is, as, are, were etc.), use the same verb in the question.
Example:

Statement:

Harry

reads
the works of Shakespeare.

Question:

Does
Harry
read the works of Shakespeare?
Statement:

Sunburn

is caused
by the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Question:



Is

sunburn

caused
by the ultraviolet rays of the sun?


Statement:

Sunlight

is essential
to life on Earth.

Question:

Is

sunlight

essential
to life on Earth?
Example:

Statement:

They

are
reading the works of Shakespeare.

Question:

Are

they
reading the works of Shakespeare?
If the verb in the statement is in its
-s
or
-es
form (singular subject), begin the question with
Does
.
If the verb in the statement is in the
present tense
, plural subject, begin the question with
Do
.
Example:

Statement:

Harry's friends

read
the novels of Shakespeare.

Question:

Do

Harry's friends
read the novels of Shakespeare?
If the verb in the statement is in the
past tense
, begin the question with
Did
.
Example:

Statement:

Harry

borrowed
some literature books last
week.
Question:
Did

Harry
borrow some literature books last
week?
The main verb in all the questions is
always
in its
base form
.
Reminder
Does Harry
encourage
his friends to read fiction?
Do Harry's companions
support
his literary aspirations?
Did Harry
think
about the consequences of his actions?
Let's practice!
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