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Elementary - Question words

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English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - An explanation of some question words with audio explanation and printable exercises.

When are you going to the United States? (TIME)
Where
are the keys? (PLACE)
Who
was Martin Luther King? (PERSON)
How
do you get to school? (WAY)
What
do you usually have for dinner? (THING)
What
happens at the end of the story? (THING)
Why
are you watching this TV programme? (CAUSE)

How many students are in your class? (NUMBER)
How much
does she earn? (QUANTITY)
How far
is from the bus station? (DISTANCE)
What sort of
car do they have? (TYPE)

Word Order

The formation of questions follows the QASI rule:

Q A S I
Question word Auxiliary Subject Infinitive
What do you do?
Where do they live?
Where are they?  
How many people does he know?
How much does it cost?
How old are you?  

N.B. The verb 'to be' does not have an auxiliary verb.

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