Published on February 17, 2014
Questions And Its Types. Question: (Interrogative Sentence) A question is a statement or a sentence that is asked to inquire about something and in return an answer is provided.
Types Of Questions. There are Three Main Types of Questions; that are given below: 1. Questions that start with an inquiring word like: what, how, which, who, etc. 2. Questions that start with an Auxiliary Verb like: Is, Am, Are, etc. 3. Question Tags that are asked for confirmation and have two patterns like: Auxiliary + n’t + subject OR Auxiliary + Subject.
1. Questions starting with an inquiring word. These types of questions start with an inquiring/question word. A list of Inquiring/question words is given below: • What • Where • When • Who • Which • Whose • Why • How
Examples: Where do you live? Which one is better? How old are you? What are you doing? When are you leaving? Who was with you? Why are you so late? Whose bag is this?
2. Questions starting with an Auxiliary Verb (Helping Verb) These types of questions start with an Auxiliary Verb/ Helping Verb. Some common Auxiliary Verbs used are: Examples Is Will Was Am Would Were Are Shall Does Did Can Have Could Has Do
Examples: Is it raining? Am I looking good? Are you feeling alright? Will you marry me? Would you mind replying me? Shall we leave now? Can you come tomorrow? Did you clean your room? Was she okay? Does she like you?
3. Question Tags. These types of Questions are asked for confirmation. These questions have two patterns according to their positivity and negativity. 1: Positive Question tags: Positive question tags have a pattern like: Auxiliary + n’t + subject. 2. Negative question tags: Negative question tags have a pattern like: Auxiliary + subject.
Examples of Positive question tags: It’s a lovely weather, isn’t it? You broke the glass, didn’t you? You will come to the party, won’t you? She dances gracefully, doesn’t she? You are free, aren’t you? You’ve done your work, haven’t you?
Examples of Negative Question Tags. You aren’t listening to me, are you? She can’t dance, can she? You wont go there, will you? She doesn’t like him, does she? You didn’t complete your work, did you? You haven’t seen her, have you?
Further types of Questions. There are further types of Questions that are given below. 1. Yes/No Questions OR Short Answer Questions.
Yes/No Questions -OR -Short Answer Questions • These Questions are the questions which begin which auxiliaries and require an answer, either Yes or No. These are short answer questions that require a very short answer, with a Yes or a No.
Formation Of Yes/No OR Short Answer Questions. • These Questions start with An Auxiliary Verb, and their answers have patterns based on their Positivity and negativity.
Formation of answers. • Formation of Positive Short Answers: A positive short answer is: Yes + a pronoun + an auxiliary. • Formation of Negative Short Answers: A negative short answer is: No + a pronoun + an auxiliary + n’t.
Examples. Positive short answers’ examples: Are you sleepy? Yes, I am. Has she got a pet? Yes, she has. Did you bring the reports? Yes, I did. Negative short answers’ examples: Will you marry me? No, I won’t. Am I looking good? No, you aren’t. Do you like him? No, I don’t.
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