Podcast #10 Asking Questions

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Questions

Question words: Who, What, Why, When, Where, How

Patterns:

Question word + is/are/am/was/were

Question word + helping verb (do-does-did, have-has-had, may-must-might, can-could, will-would, shall-should)

Examples:

When can you come over for dinner?

Why does he talk so loudly?

Who is that man over there?

Where should I plan to meet you?

How will he pay for the car?

What might you tell her?

am, are, is, was, were

do, does, did

have, has, had

may, must, might

can, could

will, would

shall, should

Why doesn’t she pay her bills?

How do you save so much money?

How do you put so much money away?

Why can’t he be here on time?

Why can’t he be here punctually?

What can they do to help me?

What can they do to help me out?

Where should I put the flowers?

Where should I place the flowers?

Why don’t they visit us any more?

Why don’t they come over any more?

Who can tell me where the library is?

Who can tell me where the library is located?

Where is he mailing that package?

Where is he sending that package?

How can I reach you?

How can I get in touch with you?

Why won’t you help me?

Why won’t you give me a hand?

When will they make a decision?

When will they come to a decision?

Why couldn’t she stay a little longer?

Why couldn’t she stay a bit longer?

Who are they going to give the prize to?

Who are they going to award the prize to?

How do they live on so little money?

How do they get by on so little money?

When can we start up the project?

When can we get the project going?

Where did you learn how to cook?

Where did you develop your cooking skills?

What do think is the right thing to do?

What do think is the right course of action?

Why does he refuse to look for a job?

Why does he refuse to look for work?

When will he return?

When will he get back?

Why must you be so cruel?

Why do you have to be so cruel?

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