Exercise 4 for Lesson 8

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Grammar

When you ask something with a w-question, your sentence has this basic structure:

1)  w-question word
(wer, wie, wo, was, wann, or warum)

Wo

2)  the verb
(what are they doing?)

ist

3)  the rest of the sentence
(… the woman? / … my car?)

die Frau?

Wo

ist

die Frau?

And just like in English,

  • the sentence ends with a question mark,
  • the voice is normally lowered towards the end,
  • and the verb comes after the question word.

  4   Rewrite the sentences
Make w-questions out of these declarative sentences

Das Büro ist hier. (wo) ➞ Wo ist das Büro?
Move the orange boxes with the words in the right order. 📱↷ Turn your mobile phone for a better view of the whole sentence.

Du kannst das nicht machen. (warum) ➞ …
  • das
  • nicht
  • du
  • machen?
  • Warum
  • kannst
Paul geht’s gut. (wie) ➞ Wie geht’s Paul?

Die Frau ist neu in München. (wer) ➞ …
  • Wer
  • in
  • neu
  • ist
  • München?
Der Verkäufer will nicht arbeiten. (warum) ➞ …
  • arbeiten?
  • nicht
  • will
  • Verkäufer
  • Warum
  • der
Die Tageskarte kostet nicht viel. (wie viel) ➞ …
  • viel
  • kostet
  • die
  • Wie
  • Tageskarte?
Übermorgen ist sie in Frankfurt. (wann) ➞ Wann ist sie in Frankfurt?

Das ist eine Uhr. (was) ➞ …
  • Was
  • ist
  • das?
Anna geht zur Hochzeit. (wann) ➞ …
  • Wann
  • zur
  • geht
  • Hochzeit?
  • Anna
Paul ist nicht eingeladen. (warum) ➞ …
  • eingeladen?
  • ist
  • Warum
  • nicht
  • Paul

 

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