Speak About:



Past to Present


Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Which Kind Does That?

Subject and Object Questions

Look at the following example sentence and questions.

Mr. Evans founded Jackson Engineering in 1992.

What did Mr. Sullivan found in 1992? - ANSWER Jackson Engineering
Who founded Jackson Engineering? - ANSWER Mr. Evans

Most questions ask about the object of the sentence. In this case, use standard question forms which take this constructions:

(wh?) + did (auxiliary) + subject + verb?

What did Mr. Evans found?

Some questions ask about the subject of the sentence. In this case, the subject question is formed with positive sentence structure ending with a question mark (?). 'Who' or 'Which' generally takes the place of the subject in this type of question.

Wh- + (auxiliary) + verb + object ?

Who founded Jackson Engineering?

Common Question Forms for Subject Questions:


Which production costs can be cut since this project is over budget already and we just got started?

What kind of

What kind of insurance service is good and can be of mutual benefit between the employer and the employee?


Who is doing the spreadsheet for this month?