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1 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► You can form a question by raising the pitch of your voice at the end of a sentence. Be sure to use an upside-down question mark (¿) at the beginning of a question and a regular question mark (?) at the end.

2 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved StatementQuestion Miguel busca un mapa.¿Miguel busca un mapa? Miguel is looking for a map.Is Miguel looking for a map?

3 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► You can also form a question by putting the subject after the verb. The subject may even be placed at the end of the sentence.

4 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved StatementQuestion SUBJECT VERBVERB SUBJECT Ustedes trabajan los sábados.¿Trabajan ustedes los sábados? You work on Saturdays.Do you work on Saturdays? SUBJECT VERBVERB SUBJECT Carlota regresa a las seis.¿Regresa a las seis Carlota? Carlota returns at six.Does Carlota return at six?

5 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► Questions can also be formed by adding ¿no? or ¿verdad? at the end of a statement.

6 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved StatementQuestion Ella regresa a las seis.Ella regresa a las seis, ¿verdad? She returns at six.She returns at six, right?

7 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ¡ojo! You may only add ¿verdad? to form a question with negative statements. No trabajas mañana, ¿verdad?

8 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Interrogative words ► These interrogative words are used to form questions in Spanish.

9 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ¡ojo! Interrogative words always carry a written accent mark. The answer to the question ¿por qué? is porque, which is written as one word without an accent. ¿por qué? why? porque because

10 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Interrogative words (cont’d) ► Use interrogative words in questions that require more than a yes or no answer. ¿Cuándo descansan ustedes?¿Adónde caminamos? When do you rest?Where are we walking to? ¿Qué clases tomas?¿De dónde son ellos? What classes are you taking?Where are they from?

11 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Interrogative words (cont’d) ► In questions that contain interrogative words, the pitch of your voice falls at the end of the sentence. ¿Cómo llegas a la escuela?¿Por qué necesitas estudiar? How do you get to school?Why do you need to study?

12 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Make questions out of these statements. Use intonation in column 1 and the tag ¿no? in column 2. Statement ¿no? ¿Hablas inglés? 1. Hablas inglés. 2. Trabajamos mañana. 3. Ustedes desean bailar. 4. Usted estudia mucho. 5. Enseño a las nueve. 6. Luz mira la televisión. 7. Los chicos descansan. 8. Tú preparas la prueba. 9. Tomamos el autobús. 10. Necesito una pluma. Intonation ____________________ Hablas inglés, ¿no?


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