Understanding Interrogative Sentences
An interrogative sentence is primarily used to seek information. In English, there are three major types of questions: Yes/No Questions, WH- Questions, and Tag Questions.
- Yes/No Questions: These questions can be answered with a simple yes or no. They usually start with an auxiliary verb. For example, "Are you coming to the party?"
- WH- Questions: These questions start with a WH- word (who, what, where, when, why, how) and seek detailed information. For example, "What time is the movie starting?"
- Tag Questions: These are statements turned into questions by adding a question tag at the end. For example, "The sky is blue, isn't it?"
Using Interrogative Sentences
While asking questions in English, the word order is critical. For Yes/No questions, the structure is Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb. In WH- questions, the structure is WH- Word + Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb.
Practice with Metkagram
Metkagram, makes practicing English interrogative sentences simple and fun.
Try these Metkagram, flashcards for practice:
- "Did you finish the report?" (Yes/No Question)
- "When is your birthday?" (WH- Question)
- "You're not going to the meeting, are you?" (Tag Question)
Did you know the word "how" has multiple uses in interrogative sentences? It can be used to ask about manner, quantity, condition, and degree!
Form the negative of the following sentences:
- "She is reading a book."
- "The train arrives at 9 pm."
- "They are not going to the concert."
Master the art of English interrogative sentences!
Asking questions is a fundamental part of language learning, and understanding the structure of English questions is a huge step forward.