Which is correct – “I can have an apple?” or “Can I have an apple?”
The order (sequence) of words in an English sentence is often different from the word order of the same sentence in other languages. The word order in a question is even a little more difficult.
This picture may help you. It’s called the “Question Hand”. To make a Yes/No question, start at the pointer finger. The “X word” can be an auxiliary (helping) verb or the only verb in the question.
Examples: Did (x word) he (subject) eat (main verb) dinner with you?Is she coming home? Can I have an apple? Are you okay?
To make other informational (open-ended) questions, start with the thumb.
Examples: Where (question word) do (x word) you (subject) live (main verb)?
What time did you get home?
Try to put the words in these questions in the correct order:
– (In your kitchen) I dropped a glass on the ground.
– (In your son’s bedroom) Please pick up all your dirty clothes from the ground.
– (In a parking lot) I found $20 on the floor.
– (At a park) I’m throwing bread on the floor for the birds.
– (In your kitchen) I dropped a glass on the floor.
– (In your son’s bedroom) Please pick up all your dirty clothes from the floor.
– (In a parking lot) I found $20 on the ground.
– (At a park) I’m throwing bread on the ground for the birds.
Inside – Usefloor
Outside – Useground
but… what is a “ground floor”??
The ground floor of a tall building is usually the same as the ‘first floor’ – at the ground level.