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Hi teachers,

The students have this question, "What is there on the night table?" and they answer "There is an alarm clock".

Are these directions fine to write the no question?

Write the no question according to the given information.

Change the subject "an alarm clock" for "a lamp".

Of course, there are more questions than this one, this is just an example.

Thanks in advance
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More naturally, if I understand what you're trying to do here:

Information to consider: There is an alarm clock on the night table, but there is no lamp.

Question: What is on the night table?

Student Answer: An alarm clock.

Question: What is the negative form of the question, "What is on the night table?"

Student Answer: What is not on the night table?

Question: What is the answer to the question you just formed?

Student Answer: A lamp.

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This is beginning to feel more like a series of logic puzzles than a grammar exercise, if I may say. Emotion: smile

CJ
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CalifJimThis is beginning to feel more like a series of logic puzzles than a grammar exercise, if I may say
CalifJim,

Not at all. Let me explain myself.

First, the students have read a reading. After the reading I always give them some questions.

Some of the questions have drawings and some of them don't have drawings.

The one I'm referring to here it has one, where you can see a night table with an alarm clock.

In English we basically have 3 types of questions: questions, yes questions, and no questions.

Question: What is there on the night table?

Student answer: There is an alarm clock.

Yes question: Is there an alarm clock on the night table? Yes, there is.

No question: Is there a lamp on the night table? No, there is not. There is an alarm clock.

Information to consider: I always give them the 'question', then they complete the answer according to the drawings or the previous reading. After that, as a result for the given answer, they can make the 'yes question' and the 'no question'.

Is it more clear now?Emotion: it wasnt me

Thank you once again.

TS
Thinking SpainIs it more clear now?
Yes. Emotion: smile

CJ
CalifJim,

One more to go: I know that 'questions' are generally called 'wh-questions' or 'information questions', but if I called them just 'questions', I'm not that wrong, am I?Emotion: shake

TS
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