Making Questions , Yes / No Questions

Posted on 04/11/2010. Filed under: Guias del Facilitador, Idiomas, Inglés Intermedio |

Making Questions

There are many different ways to form questions. We will look at two kinds of questions. One is called a yes / no question and the other is called a WH- question.
  1. Yes / No Questions

A yes / no question is a question that can be answered with yes or no. Yes / no questions can be formed using the words is / are or do / does.
The most common type of yes / no question is formed by putting a to be verb (for example, is or are) at the beginning of a question.

Making a Question with a “To Be” Verb

Example (be-verb: IS)

Statement Question Answers
Elliot is reading a book. Is Elliot reading a book? Yes, he is.
No, he isn’t.

Example (be-verb: ARE)

Statement Question Answers
They are from Greece. Are they from Greece? Yes, they are.
No, they are not.

Another common type of yes / no question is formed by adding do or does at the beginning of a sentence.
The form of this kind of yes / no question is: Do / Does + subject +verb*

Making a Question with “Do” or “Does”

Statement Question Answers
I eat breakfast at 7 a.m. Do you eat breakfast at 7 a.m.? Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.
I listen to music. Do you listen to music? Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.
He doesn’t work on the computer. Does he work* on the computer? Yes, he does.
No, he doesn’t.
We don’t watch TV every night. Do we watch TV every night? Yes, we do.
No, we don’t.
I start work at 8 p.m. Do you start work at 8 p.m.? Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.
It takes* an hour to walk home. Does it take an hour to walk home? Yes, it does.
No, it doesn’t.

 Fuente: Study Zone, Making Questions

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