Form Question IN English
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Form Question IN English

Today we are going to learn how to form question sentences in English

Why do we need question forming lesson:

This is usually a confusing task for people who are learning English as a second language. They don?t understand the questions we ask them at first. It?s not unusual. They are just learning. And even when they start to understand any question that has been placed in front of them, they find it difficult to form questions themselves.

Many English teacher faces difficulty how to teach them about forming questions. It?s because questions come naturally to most of us. We are mostly concerned about how to answer any question. There isn?t any grammar course where someone is taught ?How to form questions? .Teachers ignore the need for teaching question forming. They assume the students will learn it automatically. It?s not a bad assumption. Students face questions all the time. They are supposed to get accustomed to questions. There is no need for a separate question forming lesson.

But some students still need a question forming lesson. And here it is.

Lesson on question forming in English:

Let?s begin by understanding there are two types of questions.

First, someone wants to know some kind of information. The answer is the information.

Q: Where were you last night? A: I was at home.

Second, someone wants to verify some kind of information. The answers is Yes/No with verification.

Q: Were you home last night? A: Yes. I was at home.

So we need to learn how to form these two types of questions. We will call the first type ?Information question? and the second type ?Yes/no question?

Information question:

Memorize this : QASM

Q- Question word.

A-Auxiliary verb


M-Main verb

Let?s use this knowledge into application.

Where are you going? Answer: I?m going to school.

Where---Question word

are-----Auxiliary verb


going---Main verb

This is how you will form any question where you want to know some information.

The answer of the above question is: I?m going to school. Here ?school? is the information. The answer could also be: School. Only the information will suffice.

Look at these examples:
Q- word

broken her arm?

Yes/no question:
Memorize this : ASM
So this is also like ?Information question?, but without the Question word.
Let?s use this knowledge into application.
Are you going?               Or                  Are you going to school?
The answer may be:
Yes. I?m going.             Or              Yes. I?m going to school                Or Yes.     Only Yes/no will suffice.
Look at these examples:
the dog
your sister
good marks?
the postman?
the window?
to Canada?

Now let?s learn about Question words.
Question words: What, Where, How, Which, Who, Why
What :the person wants to know about something.
What are you eating? Answer: Rice.  The something is rice.
Where:  the person wants to know about someplace.
Where is he going? Answer: School. The someplace is school.
How: the person wants to know about a method or type.
How will you cook rice? Answer :By using a pot. The method is usage of a pot to cook.
Which: the person wants to know about one definite thing.
Which is the cheap book? Answer: This book. There are a lot of books. The person wants to know about the book with cheap price.
Who: the person wants to know about someone or someone in particular.
Who are you? Answer: I?m Mahin. Who is the young man. Answer:He is Mahin.
Why :the person wants to know about the reason behind something or some event.
Why are you crying? Answer: I?m sad. The reason behind crying is sadness.

Now let?s learn about Auxiliary verb.
Auxiliary verbs are directly related to ?Person & Tense? .Example for simple are continuous tense:
Present tense:
I am. You are. He is. She is. We are. They are. This is .That is. These are. Those are.
I am a boy. You are a girl. I am going to school. You are going to college.
Past tense:
I was. You were. He was. She was. We were. They were. This was .That was. These were. Those were.
I was a student. You were a teacher. I was going to school. You were going to school.
Future tense: (will be) for continuous
I will. You will. He will. She will. We will. They will. This will .That will. These will. Those will.
I will eat rice. I will be eating rice.
In present/past perfect tense:
Am/is/are changed to have, has, have
I have broken a toy. He has broken a toy. You have broken a toy.
In future perfect tense:
will changed to will have
I will have broken a toy. He will have broken a toy. You will have broken a toy.

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