Interrogative Mood for intermediate learners

Interrogative mood is a form of verb that is used to ask questions. Now if you want to learn how to make questions correctly, read this article.

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"Interrogative Mood" in the English Grammar

What Is Interrogative Mood?

An interrogative mood is a form of the verb we use to ask questions. So, any sentence that asks a question and ends with a question mark is in an interrogative mood.

Can I ask you a question?

When will the work be finished?

Do you like bananas?

Structure

We do not change the form of a verb in the interrogative mood. Instead, we change the place of the auxiliary verb and place it before the subject. The main verb comes after the subject.

Are you seeing this?

Where do you think you're going?

Common Types of Interrogatives

Here are some constructions of the interrogative mood:

Are you having fun? Yes, I am./No, I am not.

Yes/No questions

When can we meet?

Wh-questions

We can go swimming, can't we?

Tag (also called disjunctive) questions

Didn't I tell you to be quiet?

Negative questions

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