Forming Questions

Special case 2: Asking for the subject

She brings her grandma a basket.

Before we start fighting against grammatical structures here, we should remember why questions were difficult in the first place. Right, it was the problem of saving the S-P-O structure.

When we want to ask for the subject in

She S brings P her grandma O a basket O.

we just take the subject away and put the question word in as the new subject.

Who S brings P her grandma O a basket O?

This leaves S-P-O totally unspoiled. (Yes, I know, it should always be so simple...)

Here are some examples:

The house stands in the wood.

What stands in the wood?

The girl collects flowers.

Who collects flowers?

The hunter loves grandmother.

Really? (No, sorry.) Who loves grandmother?

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