Concept: Writing Question Sentence
Sentences and their types
- There are different kinds of sentences in the English language.
- An interrogative sentence is one of the types of sentences.
- An interrogative sentence is a type of sentence that asks a question and always ends with a question mark.
More about Interrogative Sentences
An interrogative sentence usually begins with words like do, does, did or wh-words such as why, when, whom, etc.
- What is it?
- Did you eat your food?
Format of an Interrogative Sentence
The most common format of an interrogative sentence with a ‘Wh’ word is as follows:
In an interrogative sentence with ‘wh’ words, the subject is written after the helping verb .
Another pattern of interrogative sentence which starts with an auxiliary verb is as follows:
Types of Interrogative Sentences
There are two kinds of interrogative sentences that you will often come across in the English language.
- Positive Interrogative Sentences
- Negative Interrogative Sentences
Let’s take a look at some of the examples of positive and negative interrogative sentences to understand it better.
|Does he know about your plan?||Doesn’t he know about your plan?|
|Do you like tea?||Do you not like tea?|
|Did you study last night?||Why didn’t you study last night?|
Don’t forget to end an interrogative sentence with a question mark. An interrogative sentence always has a question mark.
Incorrect and Correct Usage:
- What is your name?
- What is your name.