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WRITING QUESTIONS - Subject vs. Object Questions
Study these sample questions:
SUBJECT QUESTION: A subject question asks...
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OBJECT QUESTION: An object question asks about the
object of the sentence.
You MUST change the word order of the questio...
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Write a question about the underlined section of each answer
below.
Use WHO for people and WHAT for things.
The doctor i...
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The woman wrote a long letter.
5. What did the woman write?
The woman wrote a long letter.
6. Who wrote a long letter?
T...
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The robber demanded all the money in the cash register.
9. What did the robber demand?
The robber asked for all the mone...
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Put the following words in order to make a question.
Remember to conjugate the verbs and add an auxiliary
verb if requir...
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4. which/you/tv/buy
Which TV did you buy?
5. book/they/read/which/for/class
Which book are they reading for class?
6. wh...
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STUDENT A
Questions:
1. Who bought a new car last week?
2. Why did the buy the car?
3. Who says it’s the kind of car peo...
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STUDENT B
Questions:
1. What did my father buy last week?
2. What kind of car is it?
3. Who drove a Cadillac many years ...
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Write short answers to these questions using an auxiliary
verb:
1. Who bought a new car last week?
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Subject Questions Preintermediate

  1. 1. 1 WRITING QUESTIONS - Subject vs. Object Questions Study these sample questions: SUBJECT QUESTION: A subject question asks about the subject of the sentence. Do NOT change the word order of the question. ANSWER QUESTION Gina is fixing the computer. Who is fixing the computer? An accident happened last week. What happened last week?
  2. 2. 2 OBJECT QUESTION: An object question asks about the object of the sentence. You MUST change the word order of the question. ANSWER QUESTION Gina met Mary. Whom did Gina meet? <--formal Gina met Mary. Who did Gina meet? <--informal Frank saw an accident. What did Frank see?
  3. 3. 3 Write a question about the underlined section of each answer below. Use WHO for people and WHAT for things. The doctor is working with the nurse. 1. Who is working with the nurse? The doctor told the nurse to draw blood. 2. Who did the doctor tell to draw blood? The repairman worked on the computer yesterday. 3. What did the repairman work on yesterday? The repairman worked on the computer yesterday. 4. Who worked on the computer yesterday?
  4. 4. 4 The woman wrote a long letter. 5. What did the woman write? The woman wrote a long letter. 6. Who wrote a long letter? The teacher gave the student some advice. 7. Who gave the student some advice? The teacher gave the student some advice. 8. What did the teacher give the student?
  5. 5. 5 The robber demanded all the money in the cash register. 9. What did the robber demand? The robber asked for all the money in the cash register. 10. Who asked for all the money in the cash register?
  6. 6. 6 Put the following words in order to make a question. Remember to conjugate the verbs and add an auxiliary verb if required. 1. he/who/visit/last week/ Who did he visit last week? 2. which/car/kind of/300 k.p.h/go Which kind of car goes 300 k.p.h.? 3. him/invite/who/dinner/to/yesterday Who invited him to dinner yesterday?
  7. 7. 7 4. which/you/tv/buy Which TV did you buy? 5. book/they/read/which/for/class Which book are they reading for class? 6. who/ask/question/the Who asked the question?
  8. 8. 8 STUDENT A Questions: 1. Who bought a new car last week? 2. Why did the buy the car? 3. Who says it’s the kind of car people respect? 4. Who has always driven Cadillacs? 5. Who used to drive a Cadillac? 6. Who met Elvis? 7. What was he driving? 8. What did my father decide to buy?
  9. 9. 9 STUDENT B Questions: 1. What did my father buy last week? 2. What kind of car is it? 3. Who drove a Cadillac many years ago? 4. What does my father say? 5. What have rich and famous people always driven? 6. What did Elvis Presley use to drive? 7. Who did my father meet? 8. Who decided to buy a Cadillac?
  10. 10. 10 Write short answers to these questions using an auxiliary verb: 1. Who bought a new car last week?

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