How can I ask a question in Present Tense?
What do you hear: a question or a statement?
1) You start the question with the helping verb “do” or “does” (for he, she, it)
2) Add your subject
3) Match them!
4) Add your main verb – NO ENDING!
5) Finish the sentence
Remember, only one verb gets a special ending – and the helper gets the ending – NOT the main verb this time.
|Do I like French fries?||Do we like French fries?|
|Do you like French fries?
|Do you like French fries?|
|Does he like French fries?
Does she like French fries?
Does the dog like French fries?
NOTICE: the main verb Like does not take an ending.
|Do they like French fries?
Do the students like French fries?
Try it now yourself with “have” Ask questions for each pronoun.
Do I have the time?
|Do we have enough people on our team?|
|Do you have a degree?
|Do you have time to study?|
Does he have a wife?
Does she have ten dollars?
Does it have a home?
|Do they have a place to go after work?|
Do I go to church on Sundays?
|Do we go to dinner together?|
|Do you go to baseball games?
|Do you go to school on time?|
|Does he go to school?
|Do they go to work together?|
What about for “be”????
1) Start with the correct “be” form
2) Add your subject
3) Finish the sentence
|Am I a hard worker?||Are we hard workers?|
|Are you a hard worker?||Are you hard workers?|
|Is he a hard worker?
Is she a hard worker?
Is the horse a hard worker?
|Are they hard workers?
Are the employees hard workers?
Write 5 questions using the verb “be” – this could be any answer – check the pattern!
1. Am I happy?
2. Are you in love?
3. Is she your friend?
4. Are we at the same place?
5. Are they from Puerto Rico?
Write 5 questions using other verbs (not be) – have, like, go, walk, work, talk
1. Does he like ice cream?
2. Does she need to lose weight?
3. Do I know you?
4. Do you walk to work every day?
5. Do they talk to each other yet?
What do you hear: a “be” question or a “do/does” question?
|“be” question||“do/does” question|