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The finite verb is placed at the beginning of the question, before the subject. The rest of the ordering of the sentence follows the structure of main clauses. The answers to this question could be yes or no.
|Verb||Subject||object (or Remainder of sentence)|
|Kommt||das Kind||zur Schule?|
Question- words like wer, wo, wohin are placed at the beginning of a question. The finite verbs follows the question word. A question- word is used to replace a "thing" we are asking about. In compound tenses, the dependent infinitive is the final position in questions.
If you are asking about an object with a preposition, the preposition is placed in front of question-word.
This form of question is informal. There are better ways to express those questions.
|wer||who||subject (asking about a person)||Wer geht alles zu Party? - Die Klasse||Who goes to the party? - The class|
|wohin||where to||place or direction||Wohin fliegt ihr in den Urlaub? - Nach Spanien||Where do you go for vacation? - To Spain|
|wann||when||time||Wann fliegt ihr in den Urlaub? - Heute||When you go to vacation? - Today|
|woher||where from||origin||Woher kommt ihr? - Aus Deutschland||Where do you come from? - Germany|
|warum||why||reason||Warum machst du sowas? - Weil ...||Why do you do this? - Because...|
|wie||how||manner||Wie hast du geschlafen? - Gut||How did you sleep? - Well|
|wofür||for what||purpose of an action||Wofür hast du so viel gelernt? - Für gute Noten||What did you study so much for? - For good grades|
|was||what||subject or object||Was isst du gerne? - Nudeln||What do you like to eat? - Pasta|
|wem||whom||dative object||Wem hilfst du heute? - Dem Daniel||Who are you helping today? - Daniel|
|wen||who||accusative||Wen magst du nicht? - Niemanden||Who do you dislike? - Nobody|
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