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Word Order in Questions

In questions, the word order subject-verbs-object is the same as in affirmative sentences. The only thing that’s different is that you usually have to put the auxiliary verb (or the main verb “be”) before the subject. Interrogatives are put at the beginning of the sentences:

interrogative auxiliary verb subject other verb(s) indirect object direct object place time
What would you like to tell me      
  Did you have   a party in your flat yesterday?
When were you       here?  

You don’t use an auxiliary verb if you ask for the subject. In this case the interrogative simply takes the place of the subject.

interrogative verb(s) object
Who asked you?

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Changed: 05th Mar 2014 15:17

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