Exercise 3 for Lesson 9

Grammar

When you ask something in a way that one can only answer with yes or no, your sentence has this basic structure:

1)  the verb
(what are they doing?)

Hast

2)  the subject
(who/what is doing something?)

du

3)  the rest of the sentence
(when, where, what, etc.)

das Geld?

Hast

du

das Geld?

Like in English, the voice goes up towards the end. But German doesn’t need the auxiliary verb do. Because we say word for word: „Have you the money?“ (Do you have the money?).

  4   Rewrite Anna’s thoughts
Transform the sentences into yes/no questions

Move the orange boxes with the words in the right order. 📱↷ Turn your mobile phone for a better view of the whole sentence.

Tims Schwester heiratet morgen. ➞ …
  • ?
  • Schwester morgen
  • Heiratet Tims
Das ist so schön! ➞ …
  • so
  • ?
  • Ist
  • das
  • schön
Und der Freund ist nett. ➞ …
  • Ist
  • ?
  • Freund
  • nett
  • der
Tims Bruder kommt zur Hochzeit. ➞ …
  • Hochzeit
  • Tims
  • Kommt
  • ?
  • zur
  • Bruder
Der Vater, die Mutter und die Oma kommen auch. ➞ …
  • ?
  • der Vater, die Mutter
  • und die Oma
  • auch
  • Kommen
Und ich bin auch eingeladen! ➞ …
  • Bin
  • ich
  • eingeladen
  • auch
  • ?

 

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