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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Questions

 
 

Definition

A question asks for information.

Example

   
What is your name? My name is Robert.
Where do you live? I live in Victoria.

Explanation

Questions --

  • can ask for information.
    • You ask for information using wh- question words (who, what, where, how, whose, why, and when).
  • can be yes / no questions.
    • You ask for a positive (yes) or negative (no) answer to a question using auxiliary verbs such as can, do, be, and have.
  • ask for information about possession (who the owner is).
  • have a different structure when "who" is the subject.
  • can be in the past, present, or future tense.
  • have a different word order than sentences (the verb usually goes before the subject).
  • use "not" after the auxiliary verb to make a question negative.
  • have a question mark (?) at the end.

Related Sections

Punctuation
Simple Sentences