Hi Teachers,

Are the following statements true or false?

a) Complex questions can only be 'yes/no questions'.

b) Complex questions are not good to be asked.

c) If I have a 'complex question' I should better divided it into two.

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

Are the following statements true or false?

a) Complex questions can only be 'yes/no questions'.

b) Complex questions are not good to be asked.

c) If I have a 'complex question' I should better divided it into two.

a) Complex questions can only be 'yes/no' questions.

b) Complex questions are not good to be asked. It is not good to ask complex questions. (TS - Note this is a cultural question, not a grammar question)

c) If I have a 'complex question' I should better divided it into two. . . . I should divide it into two separate questions.

Clive
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your and corrections.

TS - Note this is a cultural question, not a grammar question. Emotion: embarrassed

Though that was not my intention with the question. In fact only C is correct to be asked.

Best,

TS
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Hi Clive,

Then these directions should be written like this:

Create ‘yes/no’ questions about the above paragraphs.

Create ‘wh-questions’ about the above paragraphs.

Thanks in advance
Hi,

Is this a different topic now?

Are we finished talking about complex questions.

( And can you provide an example of what you mean by 'a complex question'?)

Clive
Hi Clive,

Is this a different topic now? In a way it is. My question came out because of your correction:

a) Complex questions can only be 'yes/no' questions.

Can you provide an example of what you mean by 'a complex question'?)

How long did he wait for at the door and what did he do there?

Well, in fact it is not a 'complex question', it is a 'compound question' because it has two independent (or main) clauses. Can you put them together in a 'wh-question'?

TS
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Hi,

Create ‘yes/no’ questions about the above paragraphs.

Create ‘wh-questions’ about the above paragraphs.

These instructions are fine.

Clive
Hi,

How long did he wait for at the door and what did he do there?

Well, in fact it is not a 'complex question', it is a 'compound question' because it has two independent (or main) clauses. Can you put them together in a 'wh-question'?

We often ask questions such as the above.

Clive
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply.
CliveWe often ask questions such as the above.
Someone told me that it is better to separate these compouns questions if my pupose is a typical exercise of listening comprehension.

TS
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