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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Questions

 
 

Information Questions

Question

wh- Word

Structure

Answer

Where is the hotel?

Where
Information about place

question word + auxiliary verb + subject

The hotel is on Douglas Street.

What is your name?

What
Information about things

question word + auxiliary verb + subject

My name is Rachael.

Why is the road wet?

Why
Information about the reason for something

question word + auxiliary verb + subject

The road is wet because it was just raining.

When do you get up?

When
Information about time

question word + auxiliary verb + subject (+ verb)

I get up at 7:00 every morning.

Who lives in that house?

Who (subject)
Information about people

question word + verb

My mother lives in that house.

How do you drink your coffee?

How
Information about the manner or way in which something is done

question word + auxiliary verb + subject (+ verb)

I drink my coffee with milk and sugar.

Whose pen is this?

Whose
Information about possession (who the owner is)

question word + subject + verb

That is Camilla's pen.


Yes / No Questions

Question

Auxiliary

Structure

Answer

Is your name John?

is

Auxiliary verb + subject

Yes, my name is John.

Are the children playing?

are

Auxiliary verb + subject

No, the children are not playing.

Do you eat breakfast?

do

Auxiliary verb + subject + object

Yes, I eat breakfast every day.

Do you have any children?

do

Auxiliary verb + subject + verb + object

No, I do not have any children.

Can you speak English?

can

Auxiliary verb + subject + verb + object

Yes, I can speak English very well.