QUESTION FORMS WITH “DO” AND “BE”
MAKE THE QUESTION
- If the sentence has “BE”, use “be” first to make the question.
- If the sentence doesn’t have “BE” (or other auxiliary), add “DO”.
- Check the verb form. Are you? Is he? Do you? Does she? Do they?
- After “DO” always use the base form of the verb
CHANGE THE UNDERLINED WORD(S) TO MAKE A NEW QUESTION
Be Careful! Sometimes this will change “do” to “does” or “is” to “are”.
- The computer class is interesting. _____Is the computer class interesting?___
(English) _____Is the English class interesting?____
- You speak Chinese. ______Do you speak Chinese?_________
(she) ______Does she speak Chinese?________
- Janet likes the teacher __________________________________
- She’s from the United States __________________________________
- He comes from El Salvador __________________________________
- They need to learn English __________________________________
- He is the English teacher __________________________________
- They listen to the teacher __________________________________
- He is a great teacher __________________________________
- The class is in the evening __________________________________
- The students like the class __________________________________
- He works at the factory __________________________________
(the Church) __________________________________
MORE AUXILIARY VERBS
- A question must have an auxiliary verb.
- If you have an auxiliary in the sentence you must use the same one in the question.
- If you don’t have an auxiliary verb in the sentence, add the auxiliary verb ‘to do’.
- You can’t add ‘to be’ if it isn’t in the original sentence already.
- The first verb in a sentence has the time and person.
- Always use the base form of the main verb after ‘to do’ in negatives and questions.
- Circle the auxiliary verb if you find one
Example: She’s a very good painter.
- Change the sentences to questions.
Note: If you see BE, CAN or WILL, put it at the front. If not, add DO.
Example: I like coffee. Do you like coffee?
- I want to learn more quickly.
- My friend is coming to visit me next week.
- They are happy with their apartment.
- I am in class every day.
- She can dance well.
- You will visit your friend tomorrow.
- I like pizza with sausage and olives.
- The books are on the table.
- My kids will learn two languages well.
- You need to return the books to the library.
WRITE THE CORRECT FORM OF “DO” OR “BE” IN EACH SENTENCE:
hint: if there is a base form verb, use DO. If there is an ING verb or no verb, use BE
- What _________ you doing today?
- Where ________she work?
- Who _________ I riding with?
- When_________ they usually get home?
- How _________ you writing your essay?
- What _________ he like on his pizza?
- Who _________ they talk to most?
- How _________ you set this VCR?
- Where ________we going?
- Why _________ she crying?
RE-WRITE EACH OF THESE IN QUESTION FORM USING “DO” OR “BE”
You are going home. _____________________________________
You are working on my car. _____________________________________
She watches TV after school. _____________________________________
He likes pizza. _____________________________________
You want a new job. _____________________________________
We’re making dinner. _____________________________________
It snows in New York _____________________________________
They have green pencils. _____________________________________
They go to church. _____________________________________
She’s getting ready for school. _____________________________________
He usually goes out. _____________________________________
You are sick today. _____________________________________
We are enjoying the class _____________________________________
He is working too hard. _____________________________________
She is playing volleyball _____________________________________
It is raining. _____________________________________
Present Tenses Review
WRITE A STATEMENT. Use the verb, subject and time given. Add other words as you wish.
- read, they, now
- talk, the teacher, usually
- give, we, often
- listen, my sister, now
- brush, she, every day
- not work, he, on Saturdays
- not work, you, now
Write two full sentences for each question.
- Tell me two things your friend is doing now.
- Tell me two things your friend does every month.
- Tell me something your friend doesn’t often do.
- Tell me two things you are doing now.
- Tell me two things you do sometimes.
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