Interested in Language
Please teachers, I am kinda confused about asking questions, these are the points:
a) There was a ball?
I guess this one only appears in everyday conversation, not in newspapers and magazines, right?
b) Was there a ball?
I mean, how to know when use both of them?
and... What are the differences between...
1) What are you doing?
It seems someone asking someone else, right?
2) What you are doing?
It seems someone asking himself/herself about someone else's question.
Could you explain this for me?
"What are you doing?" can be directed at someone else or can be self-talk directed to yourself.
"What you are doing?" as a question is not standard. I can't think of when you'd use it.
Using a statement but with a rising inflection to make it a question is common in spoken language to express surprise or to get confirmation.