Presentation on theme: "Why 1 [question adverb]: to ask for a reason: Why are you laughing? 2 [relative adverb) to give a reason: She’s got money; tha’s why he married her. Grammar."— Presentation transcript:
Why 1 [question adverb]: to ask for a reason: Why are you laughing? 2 [relative adverb) to give a reason: She’s got money; tha’s why he married her. Grammar patterns 1. why + is/was etc. + NP why + auxiliary + subject + verb Why is the oven on? Why did Andrew quit the job? 2. Question/statement + why +clause Do you know why Ellen phone? 3. (the reason) + why + clause The reasosn why I phoned you is to ask you to dinner. 4. why +determiner + NP why + not + infinitive Why all this fuss about football? Why go to Dublin? Why not stay at home?
why Collocations Why frequently follows reasosn The reason why I’m writing to you is to ask you your advice. Why questions are typically answered with because Why are you leaving? ~Because I’m late
why Set phrases (yes) why not. e.g. Would you like to come back to my place? Why not? Why not..? Why don’t …? e.g. How shall we feed everyone? Why not phone for some take-away pizzas? Why ever…? e.g. Miranda doesn’t want any curry. Why ver not? Why on earth …? e.g. Why on earth did she have to bring Simon with her? Why me? e.g. Chris, you can do the washin-up. Why me? Why is that? e.g. Why is that women are better language learners?