Asking Questions

There are several ways to ask questions in English.

  1. Start the sentence with the verb do followed by the subject followed by the main verb of the sentence.
  2. Start the sentence with the main verb followed by the subject when the verb is be, will, can, may, shall, or must.
  3. Start the sentence with a question word such as who, where, what, when, how, or why.

Sentences that are questions end in a question mark "?" instead of a period "."

Question Words

Listen how
Listen what
Listen when
Listen where
Listen which
Listen who
Listen whose
Listen why



Listen Can you go to the store?
Listen Do you go to the store?
Listen Does the store sell shoes?
Listen Why do you go to the store?
Listen Is it possible?
Listen How is it possible?
Listen Who goes to the theater?
Listen Why does it do that?
Listen Does he not wash the dishes?
Listen When does the movie start?
Listen What is wrong?