1) It (to rain) heavily so, we (to decide) not to go hiking but to invite friends to our house and cook dinner together.
2) I (to refer) to John when I told the meeting about our current problem.
3) No, I (to go) to Italy two years ago.
4) When I last went to Italy, a team of scientists (to examine) the falling tower of Pisa.
5) What you (to do) when I phoned yesterday?
6) By the time we got to the cinema the film (to start), so we missed the first five minutes.
7) I spent a week in Miami recently. I (not to be) there before.
8) She told me she (to attend)a lot of meetings in Prague.
9) When I (to get back), nobody (to do) the washing up. I was furious.
Types of questions
Do you like dealing with figures?
Did you visit the headquarters yesterday?
Were you present at the conference last week?
What did you do in the office last weekend?
what, where, when, who, why, which, whose, how
wh-question words together with other words
what time, how much, how many, how often, how long, which one
What time did you finish the report?
How long have you worked here?
When the main verb is to be, put the verb before the subject.
Where were you yesterday?
When there’s a main verb (with no auxiliary verb), we put do/does/did before the subject +infinitive.
Do you like working as an accountant?
For verbs with an auxiliary, we put the auxiliary verb (have/has/had/will/can/ would etc.) before the subject.
Can you play business games?
When we are asking about the subject of a sentence, the verb comes after the question word (we don’t use an auxiliary)
Who comes to visit us on Friday? NOT: Who does come to visit us on Friday?
Who left the door of the meeting room open? NOT: Who did leave the door of the meeting room open?
Which company producesequipmentbetter? NOT: Which company does produce equipment better?
When we are asking about the animate object, we can also use the question word who. But the word order is reversed.
The client complained to the manager.
Who complained to the manager? (subject question)
Who did the client complain to? (object question)
A tag question is formed by an auxiliary + subject: did she? aren’t they? have you? Positive sentences are generally followed by a negative tag, negative sentences – by a positive tag.
They went to the conference, didn’t they?
He’s waiting for his boss, isn’t he?
Embedded questions are those that are hidden in long questions. In the normal question the position of the subject and the auxiliary is reversed, while in embedded questions it is like in affirmative sentences.
Where is the bank? (normal question)
Could you tell where the bank is? (embedded question)
A. Write the words in the correct order to make questions.
1) coming / are / time / your / business partners / what
2) to work / you / always / why / drive / do
3) worked / how long / in / that company / she / has
4) last / make / a good presentation / did / when / you
5) tonight / are / make / your business plan / you / to / going
6) you / would / business lunch / like / tomorrow / to / have / with me
7) going / are / on business trip / time / where / next / you
8) her / make / a report / often / does / how / she