quinta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2010

Subject and Object Question


Hello Students and Flabbergasting English followers,

Due to the class I taught Thursday morning, we have decided to come up with this interesting and not difficult topic. You may have doubts because of the names. SUBJECT AND OBJECT QUESTIONS. However, it is simple when you put them into practice. I dedicate this post to my students: Lucas, Guilherme, Luis, Julia, and Ana. Hope you enjoy it.

Firstly, the one to analyse the sentence should know what SUBJECT and OBJECT are. In the sentence "She painted the wall.", She" is the subject and "the wall" is the object.

SUBJECT QUESTION is that question in which the SUBJECT is unknown. So, the subject question is used when the person who asks wants to know the SUBJECT.

In Subject Questions, the auxiliary verb MUST NOT come in the sentence.

Its structure is: WHO/WHAT + VERB (Simple Past/ Simple Present) + OBJECT

i.e.:
Who drove the bus last night?

What happened to Tarzan?

Who speaks English?

What makes you happy?



OBJECT QUESTION is that question in which the OBJECT is unknown. So, the object question is used when the person who asks wants to know the OBJECT.

In Object Questions, the auxiliary verb MUST COME in the sentence.

Its structure is: WHO/WHAT + auxiliary (did, do, does) + Subject + VERB (Simple Present-basic form)

i.e.:
What did you drive last night?

What did she study?

What language do American people speak?

What did she do make you happy?


That is all folks! I would like to remind all of you that Flabbergasting English Blog is your home. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Rodrigo Pelegrini Honorato
ESL Teacher
rphingles@yahoo.com.br


2 comentários:

  1. Hum, very interesting subject!! So my subject question is:

    Who wrote this subject here last week?
    The best English teacher I've ever met whole my life, Rodrigo!

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  2. Thank you for the comment and the compliments. Vania, keep on emailing me on what you would like to learn about. It will be a pleasure to help you out with any information you request.

    Truly yours,

    Rodrigo Pelegrini Honorato
    ESL Teacher
    rphingles@yahoo.com.br

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