Consider these things when writing questions.
These questions are about the subject of a sentence:
- Who takes you to school?
- Where is your favourite place?
- What annoys you the most?
- When is convenient?
Do not add auxiliary verbs ('do', 'does', 'did', etc.): Who takes you ...? not Who does take you ...?
These questions usually only need a short answer like 'yes'/'yes, of course' or 'no'/ 'no, I'm sorry'.
- Are you ready?
- Is that convenient?
- Do you remember me?
- Can you send me the report, please?
Use the auxiliary verb before the subject: Do you remember ...? not You do remember ...?
These questions are about the object of a sentence:
- Where do you want to meet?
- Who did you invite to the meeting?
- Why couldn't you go?
- How much is this going to cost?
Remember to use an auxiliary verb ('do', 'did', 'have', 'can', etc.): Where do you want to meet? not Where you want to meet?
'Let me know'
When you ask about something in an email, you can use this phrase. It shows that you want to get an answer.
- Are you coming to the party on Saturday? Could you let me know? Thanks…
- I would like to attend the training next Tuesday. Please can you let me know the start time?
Choose the correct preposition for the gaps in the email below.
From: Raj (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To: Victor Obinna (Victor1997@yesmail.ng)
Subject: RE: pictures from my school
Thanks for sending me the pictures of your school and your friends. My school in England is very different! I want to ask you about your school. Here are my questions.
- I play cricket in the school team. What sports are you good (1) in / with / at?
- I hate maths but I love English. What subjects are you interested (2) in / to / on?
- In IT, we're learning how to make a website. At your school, what are you learning (3) about / on / at?
- My brother and I walk to school together every day. Who do you go to school (4) to / from / with?
- My flat is by a road with lots of cars. What is your home (5) next to / out of / away from?
Can you let me know?
Bye for now! Raj