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How to understand this expression "Your time is up" ?
With the exception of the BE used as a full verb and, for a tiny minority of speakers, HAVE as a full verb, we form questions with all full verbs using an auxiliary verb; the construction is: ( question word) auxiliary verb (n't) + subject + full verb:
Can you tryharder?
Where will you be this time next year?
Hasn't the leader of the opposition spoken yet?
Why aren't you doing your homework?
If there is no auxiliary verb in the affirmative, then we use part of DO as the auxiliary in the question form:
Do you understand this?
How do you pronounce'awry'?
Why didn't Lindsay come to my party last Saturday?
As I noted above, BE is an exception - we don't use DO to form questions:
Is'nt that Henry's French teacher?
Where were you yesterday?
The only exception to what I have written above is when the question word is the subject of the sentence:
(Emma saw Luke): Who did Emma (subject) see? Who (subject) saw Luke.
(The cat ate the mouse): What did the cat (subject) eat? What (subject) ate the mouse?
Last edited by 5jj; 24-Jul-2011 at 00:06. Reason: typo
I know, I am frustrated... But I did not know how to ask any question in English correctly cause I do not has got any English teacher and I cannot do everything very well, but I every single day try to be a little bit better than last day. One day I will be very good in English, but not today maybe tomorrow, but seriously not today. I know that I am troublesome, but please do not judge me. Thank you everyone who helped me specially fivejedjon
I do not know how to thank you.
There seems to be general agreement: "Paulys - your time is up".
Over to you, administrators.
All right, I leave this forum :)