Questions in English don’t have to be difficult, but the word order often causes problems for learners. Here are some simple tips:
- If you want to use a question word or phrase (in bold), like: who, what, how much, how many people, which train, how, etc., you always put it 1st. Here are some examples:
How many people are you taking?
Who is your favourite celebrity?
2) After the question word or phrase, you stick in your verb « be » followed by the subject and the rest of your question!
Which seat is yours?
Which train is she getting?
3) Of course, you don’t always need a question word or phrase:
Is this your cookie?
Are you sick?
Am I going with you?
4) Remember, if you’re using the verb be and you want to ask a question, just invert! If you need to use something like: who, what, when, where… be sure to put that in the front.
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