Subject and Object Questions Exercises (+ Printable PDF)

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Do you know how to form subject and object questions? Subject questions do not require auxiliary verbs, but object questions do. These three worksheets will help you practice the topic.

Subject and Object Questions

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Read the sentence below.

  • Sheila drank water.

The subject is Sheila, while the verb is drank (past tense of drink). The object of the sentence is water.

If you want to make a question where the subject is the answer, it will be:

  • Who drank water? Sheila drank water.

If you want to make a question where the object is the answer, it will be:

  • What did Sheila drink? Sheila drank water.

When you make a question where the object is the answer, we use do or did and the main verb.

Subject and Object Questions Exercise #1

Subject and Object Questions Exercise #1

Choose the correct answer.

When do we use auxiliary verbs like do, does, and did?
What auxiliary verb do we sometimes use when making questions in the simple past tense?
What is the correct object question for this sentence? “Janna eats fish.”
What auxiliary verb do we sometimes use when making questions in the simple present tense?
What is the correct subject question for this sentence? “Janna eats fish.”
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Subject and Object Questions Exercise #2

Subject and Object Questions Exercise #2

Create a question for each item where the answer is the subject.
Example: I read the book.
Answer: Who read the book?

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Subject and Object Questions Exercise #3

Subject and Object Questions Exercise #3

Create a question for each item where the answer is the object.
Example: I traveled to London.
Answer: Where did I travel?

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Subject and Object Question Summary

I hope these three printable worksheets help you practice subject and object questions. Remember:

  • Subject questions do not need auxiliary verbs.
  • Object questions need auxiliary verbs, such as do, does, and did.
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