Take a look at this page to see how to create questions and use question words. Test yourself with the quiz at the end of this lesson.
To create a question, we can put the verb before the subject. For example:
I am correct. – Am I correct?
I can go – Can I go?
He is a teacher – Is he a teacher
We can also use question words (why, what, where, how, etc.), the question word goes before the verb.
You are a writer – Are you a writer? – Why are you a writer?
I can go – Can I go? – Where can we go?
I can help – Can I help? – How can I help?
Questions with different tenses
For other verbs in the present simple, we use the verb do/does in the question.
I play football – Do you play football? – Why do you play football?
He goes home – Does he go home? – How does he go home?
For past simple, we use the verb did in the question.
I played football – Did you play football? – Why did you play football?
He went home – Did he go home? – How did he go home?
For future simple, we use the verb will in the question.
I will play football – Will you play football? – Why will you play football?
He will go home – Will he go home? – How will he go home?
Remember, we only need 1 past tense verb to make the whole sentence past tense.