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by M. Machado & Y.Sivira
Ch 4 TG
Is he a teacher?
Modal Could + verb
Could you do the homework?
Aux is + verb (present participle)
Is she reading right now?
Aux have + verb (past participle)
Has the professor read the essay?
He runs everyday (statement)
Does he run everyday? (question)
Positive and Negative Yes/No questions
Have you been here before? Haven’t you been here before?
Are you coming? Aren’t you coming?
Elliptical Yes/No Questions
Omit auxiliary verbs and copular form of Be
Are you coming to the game? ----> You coming to the game?
Has she been talking to Lily? ----> She been talking to Lily?
Declarative Yes/No questions
To check some piece of information
A: the food there is great
B: You’ve eaten there before?
Repeat something someone has said in order to confirm it
A: I lost my job yesterday
B: You lost your job?
Express surprise or amazement
A: I can’t believe we lost after being up by 10 points.
B: You lost the game?!
Opposite Polarity Tag Questions
If the stem is positive then the tag is negative, and if the stem
is negative, the tag is positve.
Laura can come -----> Laura can come, can’t she?
She isn’t Venezuelan -----> She isn’t Venezuelan, is she?
She likes him ------> She likes him, doesn’t she?
Same Polarity Tag Questions
Both the stem and the tag are positve.
So, that’s your little game, is it? Well, you won’t get away with it.
Can express imperative statement expressing urgency, polite
request and suggestion.
Hurry up, will you!!----> Imperative statement expressing urgency
Open the window, will you? ---> Polite Request
I think it’s time to study for the exam, shall we? ---> Suggestion
What a great movie that is!
Oh! What a great movie, isn’t it?
Do you love it, or what?!
Question Answer Example
What Object What are you
I am watching a
Who Person/subject Who did you see?
I saw someone
Who needs a lift?
Someone needs a
Only wh movement is applied
• I have no idea how much this sandwich costs
• I want to know what she was doing
• I want to know where she is going
Question Answer Example
Whose Person Whose book was stolen?
What Object What did she want?
Where Place Where did john go?
He went somewhere
How did they do it?
They did it somehow
Repeat Please Questions
When a. When did Susan come?
b. She came this morning
a. She came when?
Elaborate Please Questions
It is used… Example
The asker needs more
a. Hey, that student over there did not do homework?
b. Which student?
• Twenty questions
• What’s my line
• Making Excuses
• Addressing stage 3 problems
• Role Play
Forming wh questions
What are you doing?
• A young man.
• Two rooms and some
• Six miles.
• Some trees.
• It’s cold and windy.
• In 1975.
Write questions for these answers