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Word order in questions

Hello! Here’s a bit of grammar on word order in questions for basic levels. Here are two golden rules to help you remember.

Rule number one for word order in questions:  Auxiliary, Subject and Infinitive for questions like:  Do you like coffee? Did he enjoy the film?

Rule number two for word order in questions is Question word, Auxiliary, Subject and Infinitive for questions like: When do you drink coffee?  How did he get to the airport? 

Here’s an activity for practice.

Created by blogdeserena

A2 Word order in questions

Read and answer the questions

Activity by Serena

old - How - your - is - grandfather

A: _______________________?
B: I think he is 72, but I am not sure.

your -TV - Is
A: _______________ very old?
B: Oh yes, it's more than twenty years old.

What - is - dish - your - favourite
A: _______________________________ ?
B: My favourite dish is lasagne. What about you?

did - the - Why - computer
A: _______________crash?
B: I really don't know.

 

from - are - you

A -  Where__________________ ?
B - I'm from London. And you?

happened - your  - What - to
A:__________________  parent's car ?
B: It broke down yesterday.

are - you - What - doing
A: _______________ right now ?
B: Right now I am gardening.

 

you - like - Do - learning - English
A :________________________ ?
B: Yes, but sometimes it is a bit hard.

you - Did - like - the - concert
A : ____________concert ?
B : Oh yes, it was very good!

you - Where - going - tomorrow - are - ?

A: ____________

B: Tomorrow I'm going to a concert. Would you like to come with me?

you - Do - like
A:________________fruit and vegetables?
B: Yes, I do.

much - money - you - did - get - How
A:  ________________ from the cash machine ?
B: Not a lot, but enough for our shopping.

your - When - birthday - is
A:________________  ?
B: It's in May

did - When - your - boyfriend - to - doctor - go - the
A: ___________________________?
B:Yesterday afternoon.

What - is - dish - your - favourite
A: _______________________________ ?
B: My favourite dish is lasagne. What about you?

Are - happy - parents - their - new car - your - with
A: _____________________ with their new car ?
B: Yes, I think so.

brother - Does - like -  your
A: ______________travelling ?
B: No, he doesn't. He hates it.

you  - d0
A -  What__________do ?
B - I'm a teacher. And you?

is - What - doing - he

A:  ____________?

B: He's writing a letter.

is - Who - that
A:  _______________woman?
B: That woman is my neighbour.

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