How to Ask Questions in English: 250 Basic Question Structures

How to Ask Questions in English: 250 Basic Question Structures

Am I allowed to + (verb) …?

  • Am I allowed to be in here or there?
  • Am I allowed to enter or to exit?
  • Am I allowed to use this or that?

Am I + (verb-ing)…?

  • Am I doing this right or wrong?
  • Am I pronouncing your name correctly or incorrectly?
  • Am I talking too fast or too slowly for you?

 

Am I  + (noun/adj)…?

  • Am I a suspect?
  • Am I late? Am I on time?
  • Am I right or wrong?

 

Am I supposed to + (verb)…?

  • Am I supposed to be at the meeting on Monday or Tuesday?
  • Am I supposed to be impressed by that?
  • Am I supposed to leave now?

 

Am I the only one…?

  • Am I the only one here who speaks French?
  • Am I the only one that feels this way?
  • Am I the only one who doesn’t agree with you?
  • Am I the only only one who agrees with you?

 

Are there…?

  • Are there any cute girls in your class?
  • Are there enough chairs to seat 12 people?
  • Are there many Chinese restaurants in Boston?

 

Are you + (noun/adj)…?

  • Are you a taxi driver?
  • Are you here on business?
  • Are you in a hurry?

 

Are you able + (verb)…?

  • Are you able to solve it?
  • Are you able to speak French?
  • Are you able to swim?

Are you afraid of…?

  • Are you afraid of death?
  • Are you afraid of dogs?
  • Are you afraid of the dark?

Are you going to help + (verb)…?

  • Are you going to help me with this or not?
  • Are you going to school today?
  • Are you going to stay in bed all day?

 

Are you interested in…?

  • Are you interested in football?
  • Are you interested in music?
  • Are you interested in politics?

 

Are you + (verb-ing)…?

  • Are you kidding me?
  • Are you looking for someone?
  • Are you planning to stay?

Are you ready for (noun)…?

  • Are you ready for dinner?
  • Are you ready for today’s exam?
  • Are you ready for tonight?

Are you ready to + (verb)…?

  • Are you ready to go home now?
  • Are you ready to order?
  • Are you ready to start?

Are you really + (noun/adj)…?

  • Are you really married?
  • Are you really OK?
  • Are you really serious about going to Boston?

Are you sure?

  • Are you sure his name was Tom?
  • Are you sure it was me?
  • Are you sure this is Tom’s house?

Can…?

  • Can I ask some questions?
  • Can someone help me?
  • Can we afford a new car?

Can you…?

  • Can you explain this to me?
  • Can you lend me a little money?
  • Can you recommend a good movie?

Can you tell me…?

  • Can you tell me about yourself?
  • Can you tell me how to get to the train station?
  • Can you tell me what I did wrong?

Can’t…?

  • Can’t we start over?
  • Can’t you give us a few minutes?
  • Can’t you see we’re trying to work?

Could…?

  • Could I borrow your notes?
  • Could someone hand me a knife?
  • Could you close the door?

Could you please…?

  • Could you please drive a little faster?
  • Could you please help me a little?
  • Could you please pass me the pepper?

Did…?

  • Did I say something wrong?
  • Did somebody mention my name?
  • Did Tom ask you any questions?

Did you…?

  • Did you brush your teeth?
  • Did you do your homework?
  • Did you hear the news?

Did you have…?

  • Did you have a fun day with Tom?
  • Did you have a good time?
  • Did you have a nice weekend?

Did you know…?

  • Did you know that before?
  • Did you know that Tom’s grandfather died of a heart attack?
  • Did you know Tom lived in Boston?

Did you tell…?

  • Did you tell Tom about seeing Mary in Boston?
  • Did you tell Tom about what Mary did?
  • Did you tell Tom why you want to go to Boston?

Did you want to + (verb)…?

  • Did you want to show me something?
  • Did you want to speak to me?
  • Did you want to tell me something?

Didn’t…?

  • Didn’t I warn you about Tom?
  • Didn’t you get my message?
  • Didn’t you hear what Tom said?

Do I have to + (verb)…?

  • Do I have to do it right away?
  • Do I have to sign something?
  • Do I have to take this medicine?

Do you actually…?

  • Do you actually believe this?
  • Do you actually live here?
  • Do you actually think that’s true?

Do you always…?

  • Do you always get up before six?
  • Do you always greet people that way?
  • Do you always have coffee with your breakfast?

Do you consider…?

  • Do you consider yourself a fluent French speaker?
  • Do you consider yourself an honest person?
  • Do you consider yourself beautiful?

Do you ever…?

  • Do you ever go swimming?
  • Do you ever sleep?
  • Do you ever work on Sundays?

Do you go to…?

  • Do you go to church every Sunday?
  • Do you go to college?
  • Do you go to school on foot?

Do you have…?

  • Do you have a girlfriend?
  • Do you have a lot of money?
  • Do you have a problem with that?

Do you have any idea…?

  • Do you have any idea how dangerous that is?
  • Do you have any idea what it is?
  • Do you have any idea who did it?

Do you have anything…?

  • Do you have anything cheaper?
  • Do you have anything for me?
  • Do you have anything you want to say to us?

Do you have something…?

  • Do you have something to add?
  • Do you have something to show me?
  • Do you have something you wanna tell me?

Do you have to + (verb)…?

  • Do you have to do this every time?
  • Do you have to go home now?
  • Do you have to work on Sundays?

Do you know…?

  • Do you know a good restaurant?
  • Do you know how to fix this TV?
  • Do you know what it means?

Do you like…?

  • Do you like English?
  • Do you like my T-shirt?
  • Do you like tea?

Do you like to + (verb)…?

  • Do you like to cook?
  • Do you like to travel?
  • Do you like to watch TV?

Do you mind if I + (verb)…?

  • Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions?
  • Do you mind if I open the window?
  • Do you mind if I turn down the TV?

Do you need…?

  • Do you need a few minutes?
  • Do you need a place to stay tonight?
  • Do you need an umbrella?

Do you need me to + (verb)…?

  • Do you need me to do anything?
  • Do you need me to give you some money?
  • Do you need me to go with you?

Do you often…?

  • Do you often come here?
  • Do you often go shopping?
  • Do you often talk to yourself?

Do you plan to + (verb)…?

  • Do you plan to buy that car?
  • Do you plan to go abroad?
  • Do you plan to work until 10:00?

Do you really + (verb)…?

  • Do you really believe that stuff?
  • Do you really love me?
  • Do you really think I should see a therapist?

Do you remember…?

  • Do you remember my name?
  • Do you remember the first time you kissed me?
  • Do you remember who I am?

Do you still…?

  • Do you still have questions?
  • Do you still play tennis?
  • Do you still trust Tom?

Do you think…?

  • Do you think I should buy this house?
  • Do you think I’m right?
  • Do you think it’s going to rain tomorrow?

Do you understand…?

  • Do you understand English?
  • Do you understand how this works?
  • Do you understand what’s going on?

Do you want…?

  • Do you want a cup of coffee?
  • Do you want children?
  • Do you want this T-shirt?

Do you want me to + (verb)…?

  • Do you want me to call a doctor?
  • Do you want me to help you with your homework?
  • Do you want me to translate this for you?

Do you want to + (verb)…?

  • Do you want to be rich?
  • Do you want to go to the movies?
  • Do you want to know who did this?

Does…?

  • Does anybody live here?
  • Does she know your phone number?
  • Does Tom drink coffee?

Doesn’t…?

  • Doesn’t Mary look cute?
  • Doesn’t that sound nice?
  • Doesn’t your job start tomorrow?

Don’t…, OK?

  • Don’t forget to do your homework, OK?
  • Don’t go anywhere, OK?
  • Don’t tell them the truth?

Don’t…?

  • Don’t you believe me?
  • Don’t you have friends?
  • Don’t you know his name?

Exactly how/what…?

  • Exactly how does this work?
  • Exactly how old are you?
  • Exactly what kind of work do you do?

Excuse me,…?

  • Excuse me, but may I use the phone?
  • Excuse me, may I come in?
  • Excuse me, what’s your name?

Have you already + (past participle)…?

  • Have you already decided what you’re going to order?
  • Have you already eaten supper?
  • Have you already read this book?

Have you been + (past participle)…?

  • Have you been arrested?
  • Have you been fired?
  • Have you been shot?

Have you been + (verb-ing)…?

  • Have you been crying?
  • Have you been helping Tom?
  • Have you been listening to me?

Have you decided + (verb-ing)…?

  • Have you decided what you want to order?
  • Have you decided where you’re going next summer?
  • Have you decided whether you want to go or not?

Have you ever…?

  • Have you ever been in love?
  • Have you ever been to Australia?
  • Have you ever lied to your boyfriend?

Have you finished + (verb-ing)…?

  • Have you finished reading that book?
  • Have you finished doing your homework?
  • Have you finished your preparations for the trip?

How about…?

  • How about a cup of coffee?
  • How about next Saturday?
  • How about you?

How about + (verb-ing)…?

  • How about going for a walk?
  • How about playing golf this afternoon?
  • How about taking a rest?

How am I supposed to + (verb)…?

  • How am I supposed to dress?
  • How am I supposed to eat?
  • How am I supposed to help?

How are things…?

  • How are things at school?
  • How are things between you two?
  • How are things going with you?

How are we going to + (verb)…?

  • How are we going to do this without Tom’s help?
  • How are we going to get enough food for everyone?
  • How are we going to get out of here?

How are you going to + (verb)…?

  • How are you going to convince Tom?
  • How are you going to get up to the roof?
  • How are you going to pay for this?

How bad…?

  • How bad did Tom get hurt?
  • How bad do I look?
  • How bad do you want this job?

How big…?

  • How big is this park?
  • How big is Tom’s house?
  • How big is your dog?

How can …?

  • How can I thank you?
  • How can we know for sure?
  • How can you trust these people?

How come …?

  • How come you didn’t tell Tom about me?
  • How come you know French so well?
  • How come you never told me this before?

How come …?

  • How could I forget something like that?
  • How could this happen to me?
  • How could we improve it?
  • How deep is that lake?
  • How deep is the hole?
  • How deep is this pool?
  • How did he react to the bad news?
  • How did the movie end?
  • How did you burn your hand?
  • How did you know his name was Tom?
  • How did you know I was in Boston?
  • How did you know we were here?
  • How did you manage to convince Tom?
  • How did you manage to do that without any help?
  • How did you manage to escape?
  • How do I fix this problem?
  • How do we upload photos to your website?
  • How do you decorate your house for Christmas?
  • How do you know how to do that?
  • How do you know that Tom doesn’t like Mary?
  • How do you know where I live?
  • How do you like living with your brother?
  • How do you like my new suit?
  • How do you like my new car?
  • How do you plan to get home?
  • How do you plan to handle this problem?
  • How do you plan to help me?
  • How do you say «hello» in Franch?
  • How do you say «love» in French?
  • How do you say «Thank you» in Japanese?
  • How do you think Tom died?
  • How do you think Tom survived?
  • How do you think Tom was able to do that?
  • How does it look?
  • How does it taste?
  • How does it work?
  • How does this work?
  • How does Tom make money?
  • How does your opinion differ from his?
  • How exactly can I help you?
  • How exactly did Tom do that?
  • How exactly was Tom killed?
  • How far are we from your house?
  • How far do we have to go?
  • How far is it to the library from here?
  • How fast can you run?
  • How fast can you walk?
  • How fast does this car go?
  • How has your life changed over the last three years?
  • How has your life changed since you got married?
  • How has your life changed?
  • How have you been doing?
  • How have you been feeling?
  • How have you been sleeping?
  • How high can you jump?
  • How high is that building?
  • How high is this mountain?
  • How is this pronounced?
  • How is Tom now?
  • How is your wife?
  • How late did you stay at the party last night? I stayed at the party till 11pm last night.
  • How late do you stay open? Our shop will stay open up to 10. pm
  • How late may I call you? You may call me up to 7 pm.
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  • How long ago did it happen? It happened about 10 years ago.
  • How long ago did you get here? I came here 30 minutes ago.
  • How long ago was this? It was a couple of years ago.
  • How long are you going to be in town? I’m going to stay here about a week or more…
  • How long are you going to live in Boston? I am not going to live in Boston at all…I am going to live in Moscow.
  • How long are you going to stay in Boston? Not at all.
  • How long can I borrow it? You may borrow my car up tomorrow morning.
  • How long can Tom stay here? Tom can stay here as long as he want.
  • How long can we wait? We can wait a taxi for about 15 minutes, then we’ll order another taxi.
  • How long did it take for the ambulance to arrive? It took 25 minutes. It wasn’t too late to safe his life.
  • How long did it take for you to read this book? It took a week for me.
  • How long did it take you to translate this book? It took me a year.
  • How long do butterflies live?
  • How long do I have to wait for the next bus? You have to wait just a couple of minutes for the next bus.
  • How long do you plan to stay here?.
  • How long do you think it will take to go to the airport?.I think it will take an hour or more.
  • How long do you think it will take until the pain is totally gone?
  • How long do you think the meeting will last?
  • How long does it take to fly from Boston to Chicago?
  • How long does it take to get to the zoo by taxi?
  • How long does it take to walk to your house from here?
  • How long has it been since the accident?
  • How long has it been since we last met?
  • How long has it been since you slept?
  • How long have you been learning English?
  • How long have you been living on Park Street?
  • How long have you been wearing glasses?
  • How long is that story?
  • How long is this bridge?
  • How long is this movie?
  • How long should I microwave this?
  • How long should I rest?
  • How long should I wait here?
  • How long was Tom in Boston?
  • How long was Tom in the water?
  • How long was your visit?
  • How long were you at the party?
  • How long were you in Prison?
  • How long were you there?
  • How long will the meeting last?
  • How long will the storm last?
  • How long will this cold leather last?
  • How many hours a day do you sleep?
  • How many hours a day do you study French?
  • How many hours a week do you work?

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