Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Why Are Questions So Difficult in English?


Paul lives in New York. 
Who lives in New York? (Who es el sujeto del verbo)
Paul visits his mother.
Who does Paul visit? (Who es el objeto del verbo)
Paul will visit his mother on Monday.
Who will Paul visit? (ya tenemos el auxiliary “will” y no usamos “do” en este caso)

The children sit in the room.
Who sits in the room?
The children watch the teacher.
Who do the children watch?
The children can see the teacher.
Who can the children see?

Robert cleans his flat.
What does Robert clean?
Robert is cleaning his flat.
What is Robert cleaning? (ya hay el auxiliary “To be” en la frase)

On Monday morning I go to work.
What do you do on Monday morning? (tenemos “do” en forma del auxiliar {rojo} y del verbo “to do”)

They go to the beach in the summer.
When do they go to the beach?
The course ends in June.
When does the course end?
The course ended in June.
When did the course end?

Paul lives in New York.
Where does Paul live?

The children put their books on the table.
Where do the children put their books?

The books are on the table.
Where are the books?

We study English because we want to travel to England.
Why do you study English?
Why is English so difficult? 


Usamos WHICH cuando hay que elegir entre más de una cosa.
  • Which drink did you order? Did you order wine or the beer?
  • Which day do you prefer for a meeting? Do you prefer today or tomorrow?
  • Which is your favorite movie: Titanic or The Godfather?
  • Which countries in South America have you visited?

No usamos el auxiliar "do" con el verbo “to be"

John is American.
Is John American?
Where is the train station? 
Who is the best student in the class?
What time is it?