Here you’re going to practice using all the question words that you know. Have a look at the vocabulary box below, make sure you know all the words and then try the quizzes.
Questions are formed by placing the auxiliary in front of the subject. A question without a question word is called a closed question :
Do you like pizza?
Open questions use question words:
When did you see Tom?
If your question is in the PRESENT SIMPLE or the PAST SIMPLE, and it uses the verb TO BE, we replace DO/DOES/DID with the correct for of TO BE:
Why are you so happy?
(not « Why
do you areso happy? »)
When were you on holiday?
(not « When
did you wereon holiday. »)
Where … ? – Ask for a place
When … ? – Ask for a time
Why … ? – Ask for a reason
How many … ? – Ask for a countable quantity
How much … ? – Ask for an uncountable quantity
How long … ? – Ask for a duration of time, or a length
Who … ? – Ask for a person