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 auxiliary 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?





Ok, I had two faults, because in both I have exchange the ponouns by the verb.

I wil try to do more excercises like this.

Thank You.

I need a little help.
Considering the given questions "Do you like playing sports? Why (not)?", are the next answers appropriate in writing?
1. Yes, I do. I like playing sports because they are...
2. Yes, I like playing sports because...
3. Yes, I like playing sports. Outdoors activities are my favourite....
Many thanks.

Hi Marua,

Yes, all of your answers are correct and appropriate. Good work!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Is it right if we use :Yes ,it's in short answer or only(Yes, it is) ?

Hello Hamdy Ali,




The LearnEnglish Team

" Do you have any questions you would like answered? " :

Can I make the above as " Do you have any questions you would like been answered? "

If yes , what would be the difference between the two ?


Hello dipakrgandhi,

No, I'm afraid that is not correct. It might be helpful to think that the full form of the first version of the sentence is 'Do you have any questions (that) you would like (to be) answered?' Note that there is a passive infinitive there ('to be answered') -- an infinitive is needed in this case, which is why your suggestion is not grammatical.

I hope that helps you understand it.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

1. Can we have two gerunds in a single sentence? e.g., "I love painting and drawings" and
2. Can we have a gerund and an infinitive in a single sentence?
3. In a sentence like "I love going for shopping"
I-subject, love-verb, going-progressive verb, for- preposition, shopping- gerund. Is this the breakdown of the sentence?

Hello Timmosky,

The answer to both 1 and 2 is yes. 3 is not idiomatic -- in the varieties of English I'm familiar with 'going for shopping' is not correct. 'going' is not a progressive verb -- the verb 'like' is followed by verbs in the -ing form. 'to go shopping' is the phrase here. Did you mean 'I love going shopping' perhaps?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


In sentences like, "He likes catching fun", or "you keep making trouble", what is "likes" and "keep" functioning as because "catching" is already a verb and so is making?