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Questions
(Are You Ready Yet?)

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We make a question with the verb to be by swapping the order of the verb and the subject….

 

  • I am…            Am I...?

  • You are….        Are you…?

  • She is..            Is she…?

  • We are….         Are we…?

  • They are….       Are they…?

Go away! I'm having a shower.

Rory, are you ready yet?

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The same goes for auxiliary verbs, like have, will, could. 

  • Have you finished yet?

  • Will you stay a bit longer?

  • Could he move his bike?

Seriously, Have you  finished yet?

Dum-de dum-de-dum!

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 When are you finished?

We put question words before the verb.

  • Who is this?

  • Why are you taking so long?

  • What is it?

  • Where are you?

  • When is he finished?

  • How are you?

Why are you annoying me? I’m trying to shower in peace!

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You promised to play football. How long are you going to be?

We can use how and an adjective or adverb, for example…

  • How far is it from here?

  • How fast can you run?

  • How often is he there?

  • How tall are you?

I’ll be another 5 minutes. Whats the rush?

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I’m getting out now. Ahh, I’ve soap in my eyes!!! ...Where's the towel? Mac, would you get me a towel, please?

Here are some more auxiliary verbs.

  • Would you get me a towel?

  • Can I eat that cake?

  • Should we try it this way?

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When are you going to be finished?

I just have to get dressed!

10 minutes later...

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I’m ready now, Mac. Mac! Mac, do you want to play football or not? 

For questions that don't use the verb to be, we use do or does.

  • Do you want to go?

  • Does he go swimming?

  • Do we need that?

  • Do they live in that house?

20 minutes later...

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Why do you need to shower so much anyway?

Are you still giving out? Come on, let's play!

towel

  • peace: calm and quiet 

  • rush: hurry

  • give out: complain

Glossary

soap

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