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  1. 1. Q uestions
  2. 2. Q uestions <ul><li>Q uestions which can be answered by saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ are called ‘yes/no’-questions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Are you ready?’ - ‘Yes.’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Have you read this magazine?’ - ‘No.’ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Q uestions <ul><li>I f the verb group has more than one word, the first word comes at the beginning of the sentence, before the subject. The rest of the verb group comes after the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Is he coming? </li></ul><ul><li>Can John swim? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you have finished by lunch time? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Q uestions <ul><li>I f the verb group consists only of a main verb, you use the auxiliary ‘do’, ‘does’, or ‘did’ at the beginning of a sentence, before the subject. After the subject you use the base form of the verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the British take sport seriously? </li></ul><ul><li>Does that sound like anyone you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Did he go to the fair? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Q uestions <ul><li>Note: When the main verb is ‘do’, you still have to add ‘do’, ‘does’, or ‘did’ before the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Do they do the work themselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you do the exam in English? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Q uestions <ul><li>I f the main verb is ‘have’, you usually put ‘do’, ‘does’, or ‘did’ before the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Does anyone have a question? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you have a good flight? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q uestions <ul><li>W hen ‘have’ means ‘own’ or ‘possess’ you can put it before the subject, without using ‘do’, ‘does’, or ‘did’, but this is less common. </li></ul><ul><li>Has he any idea what it’s like? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Q uestions <ul><li>I f the main verb is the present simple or the past simple of ‘be’, you put the verb at the beginning of the sentence, before the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Was it lonely without us? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q uestions <ul><li>W hen you want someone to give you more information than just ‘yes’ or ‘no’, you ask a ‘wh’-question, which begins with a ‘wh’-word: </li></ul><ul><li>what where who </li></ul><ul><li>whose when which </li></ul><ul><li>whom why how </li></ul><ul><li>Note: ‘Whom’ is only use in formal English. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Q uestions <ul><li>W hen a ‘wh’-word is the subject of a question, the ‘wh’-word comes first, then the verb group. You do not add ‘do’, ‘does’, or ‘did’ as an auxiliary. </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Which is the best restaurant? </li></ul><ul><li>Who could have done it? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q uestions <ul><li>W hen a ‘wh’-word is the object of a verb or preposition, the ‘wh’-word comes first, then you follow the rules for ‘yes/no’-questions, adding ‘do’, ‘does’, or ‘did’ where necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>How many are there? </li></ul><ul><li>Which do you like best? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q uestions <ul><li>I f there is a preposition, it comes at the end. However, you always put the preposition before ‘whom’. </li></ul><ul><li>What ’s this for ? </li></ul><ul><li>With whom are you talking? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q uestions <ul><li>Note: You follow the same rules as for ‘wh’-words as objects when the question begins with ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘why’, or ‘how’. </li></ul><ul><li>When would you be coming down? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did you get that from ? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Q uestions <ul><li>Y ou can also use ‘what’, ‘which’, ‘whose’, ‘how many’, and ‘how much’ with a noun. </li></ul><ul><li>Whose idea was it? </li></ul><ul><li>How much money have we got in the bank? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q uestions <ul><li>Y ou can use ‘which, ‘how many’, and ‘how much’ with ‘of’ and a noun group. </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the suggested answers was the correct one? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of them bothered to come? </li></ul>
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