April 4, 2019
Written by Douglas Shaw
Questions, a sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information.
There are two types of questions.
- yes/no questions
- information questions.
Question words: also known as “wh” – question words.
|who||person||Who’s that? That’s Michael.|
|what||object, idea, action||What do you do? I am a teacher.|
|when||time||When is your flight? At 7 am|
|where||place||Where do you live? In Jakarta.|
|why||reason||Why do you walk? I need the exercise.|
|how||manner||How will you go to the airport? By bus.|
|which||choice||Which dress do you prefer? The blue one.|
|whose||possession||Whose is this phone? It’s hers.|
|whom||object of the verb||Whom did you meet? I met Celine Dion.|
|what kind||description||What kind of music do you like? I like Jazz.|
|what time||time||What time did you arrive? At 6 pm|
|how many||quantity(countable)||How many students are there? There are twenty.|
|how much||amount(uncountable)||How much does this phone cost? $200 dollars.|
|how long||duration, length||How long was your flight to Indonesia? It was 22 hours long.|
|how often||frequency||How often do you go to Singapore? Once a month.|
|how far||distance||How far is it to your office? It’s 10 kilometers.|
|how old||age||How old are you? I am 29.|
|how come||reason||How come you are late?|