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question words in speech and informal writing. Where’s the bathroom? When’s the meeting? How’s the salad? Pat’s the boss. The door’s open. Please close it.

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In contractions, apostrophes replace the letters that are deleted.

Questions with Be in the Simple Present Tense Yes/No Questions To form yes/no questions (questions that can be answered with either yes or no), invert the subject and the verb and add a question mark:

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In informal speech and writing, you may indicate a yes/no question with rising intonation only (that is, without the inversion of subject and verb) and a question mark—often when expressing surprise. In formal writing, always invert the subject and verb and use a question mark.

Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

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