mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

GRAMMAR CORNER: QUASI and QUESTIONS WITHOUT AUXILIARY

Last night the adult class was about questions with and without auxiliary.
On the whiteboard I wrote the following questions:

1) What song did Robbie Williams sing* with Nicole Kidman in 2002?
2) Who sang I can't get you out of my head?

sing is an irregular verb sing-sang-sung

Both questions are in past simple but in the first one there is the auxiliary did while in the second one there is no auxiliary verb. Why?
Let's see together



To make questions in the present and in the past simple, we normally use the auxiliary (do/does/did)  + infinitive without to (base form).
QUASI



QUESTION WORD
AUXILIARY
SUBJECT
INFINITIVE WITHOUT TO
What music
do
you
like?
Which CD
did
he
buy?
Who
did
she
go with?

However, when the question word is the subject (who/what/which/) WE DO NOT USE ANY AUXILIARY.


SUBJECT
VERB

What
happened
after the concert?
Who
writes
their songs?



Would you like to practice now?
Do the exercise!




1 commento:

  1. and if you want to practice with songs
    listen to this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBDF04fQKtQ

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