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Class Review Making Questions


There are 3 basic types of question: 1. Yes/No Questions (the answer to the question is "Yes" or "No") 2. Question Word Questions (the answer to the question is "Information") 3. Choice Questions (the answer to the question is "in the question")
1. Yes/No Questions

auxiliary verb

subject

main verb

Answer Yes or No dinner? Yes, I do. No, I can't. her work? home? Yes, she has. No, they didn't.

Do Can Has Did

you you she they

want drive? finished go

Exception! verb be simple present and simple past Is Was Anne Ram French? at home? Yes, she is. No, he wasn't.

2. Question Word Questions

question word

auxiliary verb

subject

main verb

Answer Information

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Where When Who(m) Who Who* Why

do will did has

you we she

live? have meet? run ran out? out? it? lunch?

In Paris. At 1pm. She met Ram. Ati has run out. Ati ran out. Because she can't.

hasn't

Tara

done

Exception! verb be simple present and simple past Where How is was Bombay? she? In India. Very well.

*When who is subject there is normally no auxiliary verb in past simple and present simple.
3. Choice Questions

auxiliary verb Do Will Did

subject

main verb want meet go tea John to London

OR

Answer In the question coffee? James? New York? Coffee, please. John. She went to London.

you we she

or or or

Exception! verb be simple present and simple past Is your car white or black? It's black.

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Were

they

$15

or

$50?

$15.

WH Questions Words (summary)


We use question words to ask certain types of questions.

Question Word What

Function
asking for information about something asking for repetition or confirmation

Example
What is your name? What? I can't hear you. You did what? What did you do that for? When did he leave? Where do they live? Which colour do you want? Who opened the door? Whom did you see? Whose are these keys? Whose turn is it? Why do you say that? Why don't I help you?

What...for When Where Which Who Whom Whose

asking for a reason, asking why asking about time asking in or at what place or position asking about choice asking what or which person or people (subject) asking what or which person or people (object) asking about ownership

Why Why don't

asking for reason, asking what...for making a suggestion

How

asking about manner asking about condition or quality

How does this work? How was your exam? see examples below How far is Pattaya from Bangkok?

How + adj/adv How far

asking about extent or degree distance

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How long How many How much How old How come (informal)

length (time or space) quantity (countable) quantity (uncountable) age asking for reason, asking why

How long will it take? How many cars are there? How much money do you have? How old are you? How come I can't see her?