Questions – Free Exercise

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Exercises

Choose the correct question word.

  1. have you been? – In my room.asking about a place: where
  2. did you say? – Nothing.asking about a thing: what
  3. do you have to get up in the mornings? – At seven o’clock.asking about a time: when
  4. did you get there? – By bus.asking about manner: how
  5. is the author? – Charles Dickens.asking about a person: who

Yes-no questions – Use the words in parentheses to construct questions that can be answered with “yes” or “no”.
Use the simple present.

  1. (he/speak/English)  For questions, we usually need the helping verb do (here in the 3rd person singular)
  2. (you/be/thirsty)  For questions that are constructed using a form of be, we don’t need a helping verb. Subject and verb simply change positions.
  3. (you/hear/the music)  For questions, we usually need the helping verb do
  4. (you/have/a guitar)  For questions asking about possession/belonging with have, we can use either Have … got or Do … have.
  5. (the car/be/broken)  For questions that are constructed using a form of be, we don’t need a helping verb. Subject and verb simply change positions.

Ask for the underlined part of the sentence.

  1. The children are going to school.
     Compound tense, therefore we don’t need an additional helping verb. The question word comes at the beginning of the sentence, and after it, the subject and helping verb switch positions.
  2. Amy wrote a letter.
     Question asking for the subject → the subject is simply replaced by the question word, and the rest of the sentence remains the same.
  3. She called him because she missed him.
     
  4. He can tell us something about it.
     Modal verb + full verb, therefore we don’t need an additional helping verb. The question word comes at the beginning of the sentence, and after it, the subject and helping verb switch positions.
  5. My jacket is over there.
     Question asking for the possessor of the subject → the pronoun is simply replaced by the question word, and the rest of the sentence remains the same.