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ESOL 4

Asking questions

Asking questions     

        ?    Question mark

WH questions

Who?   

What?   

Where?   

When?   

Why?   

How?  

Questions with these words cannot be answered with a "yes" or "no." The person asking is looking for more information.

Yes / No questions 

Please watch and listen to this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umwU41EE2qQ    

We form yes-no questions with

an auxiliary verb (be, do or have) + subject + main verb

or with

a modal verb + subject + main verb

Modal verb  - a helping or supporting verb that expresses necessity or possibility  

English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.   

be, do, have, or a modal verb subject main verb ?
Are  you going ?
Can go ?
Do  you want to go ?

Should

we

drive

?

Could we walk ?

A dialog

Pedro: Are you hungry? (yes/no question)

Chantel: Yes, are you? (yes/no question)

Pedro: No, but what can I get for you?  (WH question)

Chantel: Can I have a sandwich? (yes/no question)

Pedro: Yes. What kind do you want? (WH question)

Chantel: Do you have peanut butter and jelly? (yes/no question)

Pedro: Yes. Do you want something to drink too? (yes/no question)

Chantel: Yes. What do you have in the fridge? (WH question)

Pedro: I have apple juice. Is that ok? (yes/no question)

Chantel: Yes. Thank you.