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Change statements into questions

A sentence that tells us something is a statement. In modern English, auxiliaries are the only verbs which can be put before the subject of a sentence to form questions.

  • He is a good fellow.
  • Is he a good fellow?
  • They have won the race.
  • Have they won the race?
  • The cat will kill the mice.
  • Will the cat kill the mice?

In the case of other verbs, the auxiliaries do and its forms (does and did) have to be used before the subject.

  • John enjoys playing tennis. (statement)
  • Does John enjoy playing tennis? (question)
  • Sharon makes models from clay.
  • Does Sharon make models from clay?
  • Alice goes to school by train.
  • Does Alice go to school by train?
  • The children practise the violin each morning.
  • Do the children practise the violin each morning?
  • Our team played well yesterday.
  • Did our team play well yesterday?
  • He fell from the ladder.
  • Did he fall from the ladder?
  • They went to Mumbai.
  • Did they go to Mumbai?
  • She likes to see pictures.
  • Does she like to see pictures?
  • They make good cheese.
  • Do they make good cheese?
Negative questions
  • He does not like it. (negative statement)
  • Does he not like it? OR Doesnít he like it? (negative question)
  • They do not eat meat. (negative statement)
  • Do they not eat meat? OR Donít they eat meat? (negative question)
  • She did not touch it. (negative statement)
  • Did she not touch it? OR Didnít she touch it? (negative question)