Stephen Wade Thomson - English Lessons
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beginning with
Auxiliar

(Do, Have, Be)

(YES or NO)

Do...?
Does...?
Did...?
Doesn't...?
Didn't...?

 

Has...?
Have...?
Had...?
Hasn't ...?
Hadn't...?

 

Is...?
Are...?
Were...?
Was...?
Isn't...?
Wasn't...?
Weren't...?

beginning with
Modal

(Will, Could, Would, Should,
Can, May, Might, Shall)

(YES or NO)

 

Will...?
Would...?
Could...?
Should...?
Can...?
May...?
Might...?
Must....?
Shall...?

       
                               

beginning with
Wh- words

(Who, What, When,
Where, Why, How
+ Auxiliar or Modal)

Who do...?
Who does...?
Who did...?
Who doesn't...?
Who didn't...?
Who has...?
Who have...?
Who had...?
Who hasn't ...?
Who hadn't...?
Who is...?
Who are...?
Who were...?
Who was...?
Who isn't...?
Who wasn't...?
Who weren't...?
Who will...?
Who would...?
Who could...?
Who should...?
Who can...?
Who may...?
Who might...?
Who must....?
Who shall...?

Where do...?
Where does...?
Where did...?
Where doesn't...?
Where didn't...?
Where has...?
Where have...?
Where had...?
Where hasn't...?
Where hadn't...?
Where is...?
Where are...?
Where were...?
Where was...?
Where isn't...?
Where wasn't...?
Where weren't...?
Where will...?
Where would...?
Where could...?
Where should...?
Where can...?
Where may...?
Where might...?
Where must....?
Where shall...?

When do...?
When does...?
When did...?
When doesn't...?
When didn't...?
When has...?
When have...?
When had...?
When hasn't...?
When hadn't...?
When is...?
When are...?
When were...?
When was...?
When isn't...?
When wasn't...?
When weren't...?
When will...?
When would...?
When could...?
When should...?
When can...?
When may...?
When might...?
When must....?
When shall...?

Why do...?
Why does...?
Why did...?
Why doesn't...?
Why didn't...?
Why has...?
Why have...?
Why had...?
Why hasn't...?
Why hadn't...?
Why is...?
Why are...?
Why were...?
Why was...?
Why isn't...?
Why wasn't...?
Why weren't...?
Why will...?
Why would...?
Why could...?
Why should...?
Why can...?
Why may...?
Why might...?
Why must....?
Why shall...?

What do...?
What does...?
What did...?
What doesn't...?
What didn't...?
What has...?
What have...?
What had...?
What hasn't ...?
What hadn't...?
What is...?
What are...?
What were...?
What was...?
What isn't...?
What wasn't...?
What weren't...?
What will...?
What would...?
What could...?
What should...?
What can...?
What may...?
What might...?
What must....?
What shall...?

How do...?
How does...?
How did...?
How doesn't...?
How didn't...?
How has...?
How have...?
How had...?
How hasn't...?
How hadn't...?
How is...?
How are...?
How were...?
How was...?
How isn't...?
How wasn't...?
How weren't...?
How will...?
How would...?
How could...?
How should...?
How can...?
How may...?
How might...?
How must....?
How shall...?

 

Adverbs are most commonly added just before the verb:

Who will probably cancel?
Where can
you usually find help?
What has she
recently done?
 

although sometimes they are added
between Wh- and the Modal or Auxiliar:

Prepositional phrases and other dependent clauses
may also go between the Wh- and the Modal or Auxiliar:

Who among us can juggle?
Where
at this hour might I find a printing place?
Why
, if I'm finished, should I stay longer?

What in God's name are you doing?!


                         

 

beginning with
"Which" or "Which one/s"

(Cuál/es)
(+- specified object)


Which do...?
Which does...?
Which did...?
Which doesn't...?
Which didn't...?
Which has...?
Which have...?
Which had...?
Which hasn't...?
Which hadn't...?
Which is...?
Which are...?
Which were...?
Which was...?
Which isn't...?
Which wasn't...?
Which weren't...?

Which will...?
Which would...?
Which could...?
Which should...?
Which can...?
Which may...?
Which might...?
Which must....?
Which shall...?

Which one(s) do...?
Which one(s) does...?
Which one(s) did...?
Which one(s) doesn't...?
Which one(s) didn't...?
Which one(s) has...?
Which one(s) have...?
Which one(s) had...?
Which one(s) hasn't...?
Which one(s) hadn't...?
Which one(s) is...?
Which one(s) are...?
Which one(s) were...?
Which one(s) was...?
Which one(s) isn't...?
Which one(s) wasn't...?
Which one(s) weren't...?

Which one(s) will...?
Which one(s) would...?
Which one(s) could...?
Which one(s) should...?
Which one(s) can...?
Which one(s) may...?
Which one(s) might...?
Which one(s) must....?
Which one(s) shall...?

Which (object/s) do...?
Which (object/s) does...?
Which (object/s) did...?
Which (object/s) doesn't...?
Which (object/s) didn't...?
Which (object/s) has...?
Which (object/s) have...?
Which (object/s) had...?
Which (object/s) hasn't...?
Which (object/s) hadn't...
Which (object/s) is...?
Which (object/s) are...?
Which (object/s) were...?
Which (object/s) was...?
Which (object/s) isn't...?
Which (object/s) wasn't...?
Which (object/s) weren't...?
Which (object/s) will...?
Which (object/s) would...?
Which (object/s) could...?
Which (object/s) should...?
Which (object/s) can...?
Which (object/s) may...?
Which (object/s) might...?
Which (object/s) must....?
Which (object/s) shall...?

Nota que esta opción corresponde a
"Qué (objeto/s) ...?"

 
         
                 
                   

beginning with
"Whose"

(De quién)

(+- specified object)

Whose do...?
Whose does...?
Whose did...?
Whose doesn't...?
Whose didn't...?
Whose has...?
Whose have...?
Whose had...?
Whose hasn't...?
Whose hadn't...?
Whose is...?
Whose are...?
Whose were...?
Whose was...?
Whose isn't...?
Whose wasn't...?
Whose weren't...?

Whose will...?
Whose would...?
Whose could...?
Whose should...?
Whose can...?
Whose may...?
Whose might...?
Whose must....?
Whose shall...?

Whose (object/s) do...?
Whose (object/s) does...?
Whose (object/s) did...?
Whose (object/s) doesn't...?
Whose (object/s) didn't...?
Whose (object/s) has...?
Whose (object/s) have...?
Whose (object/s) had...?
Whose (object/s) hasn't...?
Whose (object/s) hadn't...?
Whose (object/s) is...?
Whose (object/s) are...?
Whose (object/s) were...?
Whose (object/s) was...?
Whose (object/s) isn't...?
Whose (object/s) wasn't...?
Whose (object/s) weren't...?

Whose (object/s) will...?
Whose (object/s) would...?
Whose (object/s) could...?
Whose (object/s) should...?
Whose (object/s) can...?
Whose (object/s) may...?
Whose (object/s) might...?
Whose (object/s) must....?
Whose (object/s) shall...?

         
Other unique interrogatory phrasings using Wh- words:

How come? (por qué?)
How about ____? (y qué tal ____?)
What about ____? (y qué tal ____?)
How many? (cuántos)
How much? (cuánto)
What for? (Para qué?)
Where at? (en dónde?)
At what time? (a qué hora?)
Around when? (a qué hora mas o menos?)
Where from? (de dónde?)
Where to? (a dónde?)
Who with? (con quién?)
What's up? (qué hay?)
What is ____ like? (cómo es ____?)

           
           
               


An example of each question
(using Auxiliars, Modals, and Wh- words)

                       

Aux

Do your friends give you birthday presents?
Does your sibling (brother or sister) look like you?
Did you have a good weekend?
Doesn't your job require a drug test?
Don't your parents live in another province?
Didn't you tell me you were originally from...?


Has your job ever required something of you that was dangerous?
Has living in Madrid been a good experience for you?
Have any of your friends from .... come to visit you?
Had you considered living somewhere else before you moved to Madrid?
Hasn't the weather been great lately?
Hadn't you told me you played soccer in high school?

Are your weekends usually busy?
Is your company hiring?
Am I annoying you?
Were you shy as a child?
Was the movie you saw entertaining?
Weren’t you going to travel next week?
Isn’t your doctor a woman?
Aren’t you a member of the gym?


Will
you be available next week?
Would you rather drive a car or a truck? (or a scooter? or nothing?)
Will this year be a good one?
Could you win an eating contest?
Should a cat or dog have access to the outdoors as an individual right?
Can you poach an egg?
May I use your bathroom?
Might Rajoy meet with Trump?
Must we live in a capitalist society?
Shall the rich always be the ruling class?


Where can
I find good falafel?
Where should I meet you?
Where did you say you were from?
Where will you go tonight?
Where would you like to have dinner tonight?
Where might he show his artwork?
Where shall we meet tonight?
Where must I go in order to fix my car?

When can you be ready?
When should the package arrive?
When would be a good time to show up?
When could we meet to talk about the project?
When will you be home?
When may I call you?
When might it rain?
When must we leave the office?

Who can get there early to help set up?
Who could you imagine filling the position?
Who would make a good President?
Who should be in charge of the project?
Who will you take to the dance?
Who might you ask the favor of?
Who must attend the conference?
Who may I ask if I have a question?

             

   
   
  Mod
  Wh- + Aux/Mod

Which + Aux/Mod
or Which one/s + Aux/Mod

Which do you prefer, donuts or muffins?
Which does she take, Prozac or Xanax?

-Some of these machines don't work.
-Which don't?
-Which ones?
-Which ones don't?
-Which ones don't work?

-There are 10 movies playing at cineplex.
-Which did
you see?
-Which one did you see?
-Which ones have you seen?

-Some students did not pass the test.
-Which didn't
?
-Which ones didn't?

-One of these windows does not open.
-Which doesn't?
-Which one doesn't?

             
     
Which + object/s + Aux/Mod

Which car is your brother driving?
Which fruit do you like the most?
Which _____ isn't, aren't, are, was, wasn't, were, weren't
Which _____ do, does, doesn't, don't, did, didn't
Which _____ has, have, had, hasn't, haven't, hadn't
Which _____ will, can, must, may, might, could, should, would


             
Which + object/s +otro verbo

Which car goes faster, the Lamborghini or the Tesla?
Which coffee tastes better?
Which vegetables provide the most nutrients?

 

             
Whose + Aux/Mod
Whose is this? (whose car)
Whose are these? (whose cookies)
Whose is she driving? (whose car)
Whose were they eating? (whose cookies)


   
Whose + objecto/s + Aux/Mod

Whose bicycle is he riding?
Whose shoes is he wearing ?

Whose parents should we talk to?


Whose + objecto/s + otro verbo Whose bicycle needs repair?
Whose shoes smell bad?
Whose parents tell the best stories?
 
                       
with the other unique interrogatory phrasings:

How come you don't drink milk?

How about your brother- does he drink milk?

What about the other members in your family?

How many times do I have to tell you!?!

How much time do you need to get ready?

-I have to go to the doctor.
-What for?


-Let's meet at 7.
-Where at?


(At) what time do you think you'll be available?
What time will you be home tonight?

-The electrician is coming this morning.
-Around when?

-We received a package.
- Where from
?

-I'm off.
-Where to
?

-I have dinner plans.
-Who with
?

Hey! What's up?

What is your boss like?

What are your friends like?