Yes-No Questions Present Tense (Simple)

Yes-No Questions Present Tense (Simple)

This is the (Simple) version of Yes-No Questions using only the present tense. Are you looking for the (Grammar) version of Yes-No questions? Or maybe the Yes-No Questions Past Tense (Simple) version?

Simple Key
= wrong = right
= “Yes, …” = “No, …”
Q: = Question A: = Answer

Answer = ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Q: Do you like baseball?
A: Yes, I do (like baseball).
A: No, I don’t (like baseball).

No Wh- question word

Who, What, When, Where Why, How, Which

Q: Who is your best friend?
A: Yes is my best friend.
A: Jane is my best friend.
Yes-No Question? =

Q: Is Jane your best friend?
A: Yes, Jane is my best friend.
A: No, Jane is not my best friend.
Yes-No Question? =

Begin with a Helping Verb

The three most popular ‘helping verbs’ are:Image of poster for Avatar movie.

  • do
  • be
  • have

Q: Do you know Jane?
A: Yes, I know Jane.
A: No, I don’t know Jane.

Q: Are you Japanese?
A: Yes, I am.
A: No, I’m Korean.

Q: Have you seen Avatar?
A: Yes, I have.
A: No, I haven’t.

Or Begin with a Modal Verb

Some popular ‘modals’ are:

  • can
  • will
  • should
  • may

Q: Can you drive?
A: Yes, I can.
A: No, I can’t.

Q: Will you go to the party?
A: Yes, I will.
A: No, I won’t.

Q: Should I see Avatar?
A: Yes, you should.
A: No, you shouldn’t.

Q: May I use your eraser?
A: Yes, you may.
A: No, you may not!

That’s it! That’s the simple version of Yes-No questions in the English present tense. All of the examples are in the present tense. Do you want the same lesson with the verbs in the past tense? Check out Yes-No Questions Past Tense (Simple) version.