General question sentences and special question sentences

【Introduction to Concept】

The sentences in English can be divided into statements, doubts, signs and sighs according to the sentence pattern.

First, the statement is used to illustrate the facts or the speaker’s view; it is divided into affirmative sentences and negative sentences.

For example: my name is lily. My name is Lily. (Affirmative)

She is n’t a teacher. She is not a teacher. (Negative Sentences)

2. Pray for a sentence to show requests, orders, advice and suggestions.

For example: Open The Door Please! Please open the door.

Third, sorrowful sentences are used to express strong feelings.

For example: What a beautical girl she is!

She is really a beautiful girl!

Fourth, question sentences are used to ask questions.

For example: Are you my New Teacher? Are you my new teacher?

In this lesson, we will focus on the usage of doubts.

【Usage explanation】

Sentences can be divided into general question sentences, special questions, chosen questions, and additional question sentences. In this book, we focus on the general question and special question sentences.

Generally doubtful sentences.

What is a general question sentence?

The question that can be answered with yes or no is a general question sentence. Generally, when you read it, you often need to be rigid when reading; when translated into Chinese, you can often translate it as “…?”.

For example: -Are you a student? Are you a student?

-YES, I am. Yes, I am.

-Can you speak English? Do you speak English?

-YES, I can. Yes, I will.

-Do you go to school every day? Do you go to school every day?

-No, I do n’t. No, no.

(2) How to turn the statement into a general question sentence?

① There are BE verbs (AM, IS, ARE, WAS, WERE, etc.) in the sentence, auxiliary verbs (do, does, do, have, had, etc.))

Or at the time of the modal verb (Can, Must, Will, May, etc.), the first sentence can be mentioned, and the question mark can be added at the end of the sentence.

For example: she is a clear girl. She is a smart girl.

→ Is she a clear girl? Is she a smart girl?

I can swim. I can swim.

→ Can you swim? Can you swim?

② If there is no BE verb, auxiliary verb or a modal verb in the sentence, you must add the corresponding auxiliary verb to the first sentence to constitute a general question sentence according to different tense. For example, when we are currently we have learned, when the predicate of the sentence is a behavioral verb, the sentence becomes a general question sentence to add a help verb DO or Does to ask questions. The subject is DOES when the third person is called the single, and the rest claims to use Do. At this time, the predicate verb should be used in the original shape.

For example: he likes reading books. He likes reading.

→ does he like reading books? Does he like to read?

I do my homework every day. I do homework every day.

→ Do you do your homework every day? Do you do your homework every day?



When turning the statement into a general question, in addition to the above changes, you must also pay attention to some changes in the corresponding words.

For example, the change of human beings, or turning some into Any.

For example: she has something for Breakfast. She ate some bread for breakfast.

→ Does she have ay bread for Breakfast? Did she eat some bread breakfast?

I am a student. I am a student.

→ Are you a student? Are you a student?

Special question sentences.

(1) What is a special question sentence?

Special question sentences start with special questions to ask questions about a specific aspect of information. Special questions in special questions are: What (what), who (who), where (where), when (when), why (why), how (how), etc. When answering special questions, you must not use yes or no, you must answer the specific content.

For example: -What ’s his name? What is his name?

-His name is tom. His name is Tom.

-Who is the girl? Who is that girl?

-She ’s my sister. She is my sister.

-Wly you late for school? Why are you late again?

-BECAUSE I got up late.

-Whose book is this? Who is this book?

-IT ’s MINE. This is my book.

-Which color do you like? Which color do you like?

-I like red. I like red.

(2) How to turn the statement sentence into a special question sentence?

When we ask a certain content in a statement, we constitute a special question sentence. At this time, you must first determine which question to use, and then turn the original sentence into a general question sentence behind the question, and turn the end of the sentence into a question mark.

Ask the word order of the subject or modification of the subject of the subject is the preface of the statement: “Special question (+noun)+predicate verb+…?”.

For example: it ’s me.

→ who is it?

This is my bike.

→ Whose Bike Is this?

② If you ask other ingredients, the preface is: “Special questioning words + general question sentences”.

For example: she looks like her mother.

→ Who Does She look like?

I ’m from English.

→ where are you from?

(3) The usage of common special questions.

① The relevant usage of special questions what.

What can be used to ask names, age, things, occupations and mathematics calculations.

For example: What ’s your name? What is your name?

What ’s your age? = How old are you? How old is you?

What is the two plus four?

What time is the question and how many points are using what time (when to use when), ask what day is the week, and the date is used by What ’s the Date?

For example: what day is it today? What day is the week today?

What time is it now? What time is it now?

What ’s the date today?


What about can be used to solve the opinions and suggestions of others, which is equal to how about.

For example: What about going to find after school? How about going fishing after school?

What class/grade can be used to ask which class or grade in. At this time, you can also use Which Class/Grade.

For example: -What class are you in? Which class are you in?

-I am in class two, grade one. I am in the first grade.

Ask what color is what color.

For example: -What color is your bike? What color is your bicycle?

-IT ’s Black.

② The usage of other special questions.

Ask someone who uses WHO and ask who is using whose.

For example: -Who is your team? Who is your teacher?

-The man in black coat. The man wearing a black coat.

-Whose bike is this? Who is this bicycle?

-IT ’s my father’ s. It is my father.

Ask which one for which.

For example: Which color do you like? Which color do you like?

Use where.

For example: where is your book? Where is your book?

For the reason for the reason for WHY.

For example: Why are you Late Again? Why are you late again?

The inquiry method, status, or extent can be used.

For example: How can I get to the station? How can I get to the station?

Ask the price and price of a certain thing.

For example: How much is your bike? How much is your bicycle?

How much are the apples? How much is these apples?

Ask how many things can be used by how many and how much. HOW Many’s latter in the form of a number of nouns, countless nouns behind how much.

For example: How many people are there in your family? How many people do you have in your family?

How much water is there in the bottle? How much water is there in the bottle?

There are many related phrases in HOW, and we must further accumulate in future studies.

I do my homework every day. I do homework every day.

→ Do you do your homework every day? Do you do your homework every day?



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