Questions for beginners
In English, there are different types of questions. In this lesson, you will get to know them briefly and see some examples for each type. Are you ready?
What Are Questions?
Questions are a special type of sentence that we write or say when we need an answer. In writing, questions are usually followed by a question mark.
Types of Questions
We have two major types of questions in English:
Yes/no questions are those that need either a 'yes' or a 'no' answer.
How to Form Yes/No Questions
If we have verbs like 'be', 'do', and 'have' as auxiliary verbs, we form yes/no questions like this:
If there is a modal verb in a sentence, we form yes/no questions like this:
Modal verb + Subject + Main Verb
If we have no auxiliary or modal verbs, we use the auxiliary verb 'do', 'does', and 'did.'
If we use 'be' as the main verb, we just need to change the place of subject with 'be.' We do not use an auxiliary verb.
How to Form Wh-Questions
If the sentence has an auxiliary verb (be, do or have) or a modal verb, we form 'wh- questions' like this:
Wh- word + be, do or have + subject + main verb
Wh- word + a modal verb + subject + main verb