questions (yes/no questions (We make Yes/No questions by putting the…
We make Yes/No questions by putting the promoun, after the first part of the verb
They are working hard = Are they working hard?
They will be working hard = Will they be working hard?
They had worked hard = Had they worked hard?
They have been working hard.= Have they been working hard?
They might have been working hard = Might they have been working hard?
Questions with present simple and past simple forms
For all verbs except be and have we use do/does and did with the base form of the verb to make Yes/No questions for the present simple and past simple forms
They work hard >>> Do they work hard?
He works hard >>> Does he work hard?
They worked hard >>> Did they work hard?
the verb have
We make questions with have in two ways:
normally we use do/does or did for questions
Do you have plenty of time?
Does she have enough money?
Did they have any useful advice?
but we can make questions by putting have, has or had in front of the subject
Have you plenty of time?
Had they any useful advice?
Wh-questions are questions which start with a question-asking word, either a Wh- word (what, when, where, which, who, whose, why) or questions with the word how
Where are they working?
Why have they been working hard?
When did they arrive?
Who gave you the chocolates?
What will happen?
How much is this dress?
Questions with verbs and prepositions
When we have a question with a verb and a preposition the preposition usually comes at the end of the clause
I gave the money to my brother >>> Who did you give the money to?
She comes from Madrid >>> Where does she come from?
They were waiting for more than an hour >>> How long were they waiting for?
Other ways of asking questions
We use phrases like these in front of a statement to ask questions:
Do you know…? I wonder... Can you tell me …?
We use these phrases with if for Yes/No questions
This is the right house >>> Do you know if this is the right house?
Mr. Brown lives here >>> Do you know if Mr. Brown lives here?
Everyone will have read the book >>> I wonder if everyone will have read the book.
I wonder how much this dress is.
Can you tell me where she comes from?
Do you know who lives here?
We often use do you think…? after wh-words:
How much do you think this dress is?
Where do you think she comes from?
Who do you think lives here?
Negatives with the to-infinitive: