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Practice Using Question Words 1 | Basic Level

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  • Instructions
  • Complete each blank in the sentences below using question words (or interrogative pronouns) such as who, where, what, which, how long, how much, and so on.

    When you finish each item, click “Answer.”

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1. is coming to the party?

Who is coming to the party?

(Note. You must capitalize the first letter of “who.” Write Who, not who.)

2. is John today? — Not very well. He’s still sick.

How is John today? ...

(Note. You must capitalize the first letter of “how.” Write How, not how.)

3. is Peru? — It’s in South America.

Where is Peru? ...

(Note. You must capitalize the first letter of “where.” Write Where, not where.)

4. is Anna’s birthday? — I think it’s on June 12.

When is Anna’s birthday?

(Note. You must capitalize the first letter of “when.” Write When, not when.)

5. is the gate for American Airlines, Gate A or Gate B? — Gate A.

Which is the gate for American Airlines, Gate A or Gate B?

6. is the news on television? — At 8 o'clock.

What time is the news on television?

7. the weather in Dallas in the summer? — It’s very hot.

How is the weather in Dallas in the summer?

8. shoes are those? — They’re mine.

Whose shoes are those?

9. show is on Mondays, “Dancing with the Stars” or “America’s Got Talent?” — “Dancing with the Stars.”

Which show is on Mondays...?

10. is in the office today? — Maria and Jack are in the office.

Who is in the office today?

11. brother is from New York? — Rosanna’s brother is from New York.

Answer.

12. is the movie? — It’s about 2 hours long.

How long is the movie?

13. is the teacher saying? I cannot understand her.

What is the teacher saying?

14. do you say “dog” in Spanish? — “Perro.”

How do you say “dog” in Spanish?

15. I like pizza. you?

I like pizza. How about you?

16. is he always late for work? — I don’t know. Maybe he goes to bed late every night.

Why is he always late for work?

17. In your opinion, is the best American actor? — Meryl Streep.

In your opinion, who is the best American actor? ...

18. is the airport from here? — About 20 km (12.5 miles).

How far is the airport from here? ...

19. are those shoes? — $95.

How much are those shoes? ...

20. is the date todayt? — It’s October 19.

What is the date today? ...

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