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Once you’ve understood how questions work in English, the rules won’t change.

Basically, whenever you use an auxiliary (or a modal), that auxiliary (or modal) will go in front of the subject if you’re asking a question. So, that means:

Do: Do you like ice cream?

Will: Will you help me?

Can: Can you take this back to the kitchen?

Could: Could you show me how to do it?

Would: Would he come if I asked him?

May: May I have a piece?

The verb be is special. Whenever you use the verb be you know that it’s not going to act like the other verbs. We use it as an auxiliary to construct tenses like the present continuous, and it acts as its own auxiliary in questions. So if you want to ask a question using the continuous tense or the future « going to », then you know you invert the verb be with its subject:

  • Are you going to finish that?
  • Is he going to be there all day?
  • Am I going to meet her over there?
  • Are we going to leave anytime soon?
  • Are they going to win the cup?

The idea is that when asking a question in English, an auxiliary, modal or the verb be always go in front of the subject.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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