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Yes/No Questions                                                                     

Auxiliary (a form of do)  Subject  Verb Rest of Sentence

Do

you

like

vegetables?

Does

he

eat

meat?

Did

they

go

to a restaurant?

                                                                             

 Be (as main verb) Subject Verb  Rest of Sentence

Are

you

 

a student?

Is

he

 

a teacher?

Were you   here yesterday?
Was she   here last night?

Progressive Tenses:  When using the verb “to be” include “ing” form:                                       

Auxiliary (be)  Subject     Verb Rest of Sentence

Are

you

studying

tonight?

Is

Martha

leaving

now?

Was

John

going

to the store?         

Were

Bill and Bob

doing

their homework?

 

Have as the Main Verb:  Use a form of "do":

Auxiliary (do) Subject   Verb Rest of Sentence

Do

you

have

a nice car?

Does

John

have

his keys?

Did

Rachel

have

a question?

 


Form of "do" to Make A Question:  the verb is always in simple form.                                                               

Auxiliary  Subject   Verb     Rest of Sentence

Do

you

study

everyday?

Does

he

study

at night?

Did

they

study

last weekend?

 


Yes/No Questions Using a Question Word:  be sure to put the question word first.                                                   

Question Word Auxiliary or "be" Subject Verb Rest of Sentence

When

did

you

finish

your work?

What

is

Tom

hitting

with that stick?

Why

do

you

act

so badly?

Where

is

Lisa

 

today?

How

are

they

doing

today?

How many people were you inviting to the party?
    Who does the dishes at your house?
Who did you see at the language lab?

 

Have to or Have got to

In a sentence that uses have to, or have got to, use a form of do to make the question:

 

 

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