2 When you want information ,you can ask questions directly: Direct questionsWhen you want information ,you can ask questions directly:Is he playing the piano?Where is Tom?For these questions we use the inverted word order:(auxiliary) verb + subject + (main verb)
3 Indirect questionsSometimes, however, we prefer to start our questions with “Do you know…” or “Could you tell me…?” Questions that begin like that are called indirect questions and they have a different word order:
4 [Do you know] [where Tom is?] Indirect questionsLook:Question Question 2[Do you know] [where Tom is?]Question 1 is a regular questionQuestion 2 is an indirect question inside question 1.
5 Could you show me how to buy on e-bay? Indirect questionsUSE:When we want to be politeTHERE ARE TWO KINDS OF INDIREC QUESTIONS:- Yes/No questions “Wh” questionsCould you show me how to buy on e-bay?Yes, sure.
7 Indirect questions YES/NO QUESTIONS Examples:YES/NO QUESTIONSCould you tell me if you like programming? Could you tell me if there is a library near here?“Wh” QUESTIONSCould you tell me where the CD is? May I ask you why my computer isbroken ?
8 Some questions that introduce indirect questionsCould you tell meDo you knowHave you any ideawhat time the banks close?Do you rememberDo you happen to know
9 Here are some more expressions that introduce indirect question. I wonderI can’t rememberI’ve no ideahow long the journey takesI’d like to knowI’m not sure
11 Question tags are very common in spoken English. Questions TagsUseQuestion tags are very common in spoken English.We use them to keep conversation goingby involving listeners and inviting them to participate .
12 The most common patterns are: positive sentence- negative tag: Questions TagsFormThe most common patterns are:positive sentence- negative tag:You are a student , aren’t you?negative sentence- positive tagHe isn’t coming , is he?
13 We repeat the same auxiliary used in the sentence: Questions TagsFormWe repeat the same auxiliary used in the sentence:You have got a car , haven’t you?If there is no auxiliary , we use ( do, does , did) according to the main verb.She came late , didn’t she?
14 Questions Tags The meaning of question tag depends on how you say it: If the tag falls ,the speaker expects people to agree with him/her.You don’t like ice-cream , do you?If the tag rises ,the speaker is asking for confirmation ( not sure about the answer).You work in the city , don’t you?
15 Positive Sentences won’t he ? isn’t he doesn’t she ? aren’t I ? Question tagSentencewon’t he ?isn’t hedoesn’t she ?aren’t I ?don’t we ?haven’t they ?didn’t they ?isn’t it ?Weren’t you ?can’t she ?He will play tennis,He is a good swimmerShe likes cookingI am still hereWe take another way,The students have finished it,Everybody made a mistake,This is my book,You were here last night,The lady can sew a dress,
16 Negative Sentences will he ? is he does she ? am I ? do we ? Question tagSentencewill he ?is hedoes she ?am I ?do we ?have they ?did they ?is it ?Were you?can she ?He won’t play tennis,He isn’t a good swimmerShe doesn’t like cookingI am not still hereWe don’t take another way,The students haven’t finished it,Everybody didn’t made a mistake,This isn’t my book,You weren’t here last night,The lady can’t sew a dress,
17 Commands & Requests will you ? won’t you ? would you ? shall we ? Question tagSentencewill you ?won’t you ?would you ?shall we ?Stop over there,Close the door, please,Have a seat,Help me, please,Let them go,Let us take a rest,Let’s take a rest,Let’s go swimming,Have another tea,Don’t tell them about it,Don’t talk too loudly,Don’t bother me,