Yes or No Questions

Yes or No Questions

Yes or No Questions

Yes or No Questions

        Talking about question, our mind will focus on two kinds. They are Yes or No Questions and Wh Questions. The topic being discussed in this post are the definition, the rule and the examples of Yes or No Question. For information about Wh-Questions we can read previous Post entitled “Kinds of Question Word”. ( Also read : : The Function of TO DO as Auxiliary or Main Verb))

Topic of Yes or No Questions


        A yes-no question is an interrogative construction that expects an answer of “Yes” or “No”.


Are you a student? Yes, I am.

Do we play tennis? No, we do not.

Can she speak French? No, she can’t.

Will he go abroad? Yes, he will.


“Yes or No Questions” contrasts with Wh-Question that its function is to ask certain types of questions (question word questions). 


Where will he go? He will go to America.

What are you doing? I am studying English.

The Rules

        For understanding the rules of Yes or No Questions we will use statement to construct “Yes or No Questions” read more

The Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO BE

The Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO BE

The Fubction of TO BE

The Function of Auxiliary or Verb TO BE

       A sentence is a group of words usually ​containing a ​verb, that ​expresses a ​thought in the ​form of a ​statement, ​question, ​instruction, or ​exclamation which, when they are written down, begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. (Also read : Auxiliary Verb Modal Can Could)

         From the meaning of sentence above, we can conclude that verb plays important role in a sentence, but what should we do when there is no real verb in making a sentence? The solution is by adding an auxiliary.

       What are auxiliary verbs? Auxiliary verbs are also called helping verbs. Auxiliary verbs are used to help/assist the main verb of the sentience.

        In this post I want to share about one kinds of auxiliary. It is about auxiliary verb TO BE. The topic I’ll share is kind of TO BE, the function and the examples in using TO BE. (Also read other article at : Istilah Perbankan Berkaitan Pengajuan Pinjaman di Bank) read more

Explanation about Question Tag

Explanation about Question Tag

Question Tag

Explanation about Question Tag

       A Question tag is a short question at the end of statement. It is mainly used in speech when we want to confirm that something is true or not, or to encourage a reply from the person we are speaking to. (Also read : Types of Conditional Sentence)

Form of question tag

Auxiliary + pronoun + ?

There are two main parts of question tag. They are main statement and question tag.

So the form is

Statement, Question Tag


We are students, aren’t we?

We are students = statement

aren’t we = question tag

Pay attention of the following information:

  1. If main statement is positive ( + ), question tag should be negative ( – )


  • She is an artist, isn’t she?
  • They will go home, won’t they?
  1. If main statement is negative ( – ), question tag should be positive ( + )


  • He didn’t play in the yard, did he?
  • We can’t stay here, can we?
If subject in main statement is pronoun, subject in question tag should be the same as subject in main statement. (Also read other article at :

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Asking and Response for Repetition

Asking and Response for Repetition

Asking for Repetition

Asking and Response for Repetition

       There are many ways to ask someone in order to repeat his or her statement or question, and there are also many ways to give response for someone request to repeat. We ask for repetition in order someone repeats her or his words because we don’t hear clearly or we don’t catch what he or she said. (Also read : Asking and giving direction)

Below are some Expressions of Asking for Repetition


Could you repeat again, please?

Would you mind repeating that?

I beg your pardon, please.

Would you be louder, please?

(I’m) Sorry, what did you say?



I’m sorry, I couldn’t understand you…

I’m sorry, I didn’t get that…

I’m sorry, I didn’t catch that….

I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you.

What was that?

Can you repeat that?

What did you say?

Pardon me?


What’s that again?

Say that again?


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And below are some expressions of the Response read more

Kinds of Question Word

Kinds of Question Word

question word

Kinds of Question Word

       We will not be separated in using statement or question when we make interaction during communication.

     To ask certain types of questions, we usually use question words. We often refer to them as WH words because they include the letters WH (for example WHy, WHat, WHen, HoW, etc.).

The following explanations are about Question Words

Based Question Words

  1. What

This function is for asking for information about something. (Also read : Explanation about Question Tag)


What is in your bag?

What is your name?

This is also for asking for repetition or confirmation


What? I can’t hear your voice. You did what?

The other function is for asking about activity.


What is she doing in your house?

  1. Where

This function is for asking for information about place.


Where do you study?

Where did she go last night?

  1. Who

This function is for asking for information about person or people (subject).


Who knocked the door?

Who kicked the ball?

  1. When

This function is for asking about time. (Also read other article at : Cinta Diantara Desiran Angin) read more