Question formation Yes/No questions WH-questions: Who-person What-object, idea, action When- time Where-place Why-reason How-manner Yes/No questions + to be Put the verb before the subject Statement I am responsible. That is a big mistake. They are gone. _____________ Question Am I responsible? Is that a big mistake? ______________? Are they at work? Wh-question+to be: put verb before subject and add Wh-word Statement That is a new book. Question What is that? Other words can be used about specific information Which (one)- choice of alternative Whose-possession Whom-person (object formal) How much-price, amount (noncount) How many-price, amount (count) How long-duration How often frequency How far-distance What kind (of)-description Subject pattern: topic asked about is the subject of a sentence Replace the person or thing asked about with the correct wh-word (someone has my baseball) Who has my baseball? (something is bothering you) What is bothering you? practice Predicate pattern: with auxiliary verb in original sentence Sentences with auxiliary verbs: 1. form yes/no question: invert word order 2. add wh-word ( you will leave some time) 1. will you leave 2. When will you leave? More examples He is doing something is he doing What is he doing? They have been somewhere have they been Where have they been? Predicate pattern with no auxiliary and the verb “to be” 1. invert subject and verb 2. add wh-word He is someone is he Who is he? The meeting was some time was the meeting When was the meeting?