Unit 35. Basic Question Types.

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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:32 pm

    Basic Question Types

    There are 3 basic types of question:

    Yes/No Questions (the answer to the question is "Yes" or "No")
    Question Word Questions (the answer to the question is "Information")
    Choice Questions (the answer to the question is "in the question")

    1. Yes/No Questions
    auxiliary verb + subject + main verb
    Answer: Yes or No
    Examples:
    Do you want dinner? Yes, I do.
    Can you drive? No, I can't.
    Has she finished her work? Yes, she has.
    Did they go home? No, they didn't.

    Exception! verb be simple present and simple past
    Is Anne French? Yes, she is.
    Was Ram at home? No, he wasn't.

    2. Question Word Questions
    question word + auxiliary verb + subject + main verb
    Answer: Information
    Examples:
    Where do you live? In Paris.
    When will we have lunch? At 1pm.
    Who did she meet? She met Ram.
    Why hasn't Tara done it? Because she can't.

    Exception! verb be simple present and simple past
    Where is Bombay? In India.
    How was she? Very well.

    3. Choice Questions
    auxiliary verb + subject + main verb + OR + Answer
    Answer :In the question
    Examples:
    Do you want tea or coffee? Coffee, please.
    Will we meet John or James? John.
    Did she go to London or New York? She went to London.

    Exception! verb be simple present and simple past
    Is your car white or black? It's black.
    Were they $15 or $50? $15.


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