question forms

 

We make questions by:

 

1: moving an auxiliary to the front of the clause:

Everybody is watching >> Is everybody watching?
They had worked hard >> Had they worked hard?
He's finished work >> Has he finished work?
Everybody had been working hard >> Had everybody been working hard?
He has been singing >> Has he been singing?
English is spoken all over the world >> Is English spoken all over the world?
The windows have been cleaned >> Have the windows been cleaned?

2: … or by moving a modal to the front of the clause:

They will come >> Will they come?
He might come >> Might he come?
They will have arrived by now >> Will they have arrived by now?
She would have been listening >> Would she have been listening?
The work will be finished soon >> Will the work be finished soon?
They might have been invited to the party >> Might they have been invited to the party?


3: The present simple and the past simple have no auxiliary. We make questions by adding the auxillary do/does for the present simple or did for the past simple:

They live here >> Do they live here?
John lives here >> Does John live here?
Everybody laughed >> Did everybody laugh?

 

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Comments

Hi,
i do not understand the sentence below
"English is spoken all over the world"
Past participles are use with perfect tenses? how we use "is" with past participle.
Thanks

Hello. This is a very useful website!
I would like to know what is the difference between:
- Have you got a ... ?
and
- Do you have got A ...?
When I have to use DO with the verb HAVE?
Thank you.

Hello PUBCI81,

There are two different verb constructions here:

have go and have

To form the questions we use the following:

Have you got...? and Do you have...?

To form the negative we use the following:

I haven't got... and I don't have...

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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