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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #390: Ask the question
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    Ask the question


    >ASKING A QUESTION

    A) THE RULE
    interrogative pronoun/adverb + auxiliary + subject + verb + ...

    interrogative pronoun/adverb
    auxiliary
    subject
    verb
    +
    Why did you go to Spain?

    Exception: when WHO is the subject of the sentence:

    interrogative pronoun/adverb
    auxiliary
    subject
    verb
    +
    Who     went to Spain?

     

    B) THE MAIN INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS / ADVERBS

    INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS / ADVERBS SENTENCE QUESTION
    WHO Peter has broken the vase. Who has broken the vase?
    WHAT John took an orange. What did John take?
    WHICH Which pullover do you want? The blue one or the red one?
    WHEN I went to Spain in 1998. When did you go to Spain?
    WHY I am sad because my dog is ill. Why are you sad?
    WHAT... FOR I save money to buy a new car. What do you save money for?
    HOW + adjective
    HOW I go to Belgium by car. How do you go to Belgium?
    HOW FAR I am 5 miles from Paris. How far are you from Paris?
    HOW LONG This movie lasts for 2 hours. How long does this movie last?
    HOW MUCH + singulier I want two bottles of milk. How much milk do you want?
    HOW MANY + pluriel I want three potatoes. How many potatoes do you want?
    HOW OFTEN I go to Spain twice a week. How often do you go to Spain?
    HOW OLD I am 24 years old. How old are you?

     

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    1. IT'S HALF PAST THREE.

    2. The book is TWO POUNDS.

    3. They are WATCHING TELEVISION.

    4. Bob IS TEN.

    5. Tom is AT THE STATION.

    6. SARAH is playing.

    7. Mr Smith is A TEACHER.

    8. He lives IN LONDON.

    9. JIM works in London.

    10. This is A TYPEWRITER.









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