Understanding Conversational verbs to score goals like Maradona in English Conversations
Let us understand this very clearly: "What are the EC rules required for having good English conversations with anybody".
Asking Yes/No and Wh(What,Where,When,Who,Why,Which,How,Whose,Whom) questions with the ten conversational verbs in English:
How to use these conversational verbs?
DO/DOES: To ask about a possession/habit/attitude.
IS/ARE: To ask about a present state/live action/future action/present reality
HAVE/HAS: To ask about a past action in present/live action with duration of time.
WAS/WERE: To ask about a past state/live action in past/past reality.
WILL: To ask about a future action in a formal way.
WILL BE: To ask about a future state/live action in future.
DID: To ask about a past action in past.
1. CONVERSATION ABOUT ACTIONS
Our conversation starts with asking questions about HABITS and ATTITUDES.....using "DO"
(You can invite somebody for a conversation by saying : So shall we begin the conversation....?)
Where do you work?
Do you like your work?
Where does your brother work?
Does he like his work?
Then we can ask about PRESENT LIVE actions....using "ARE"
Are you working now?
Is he working now?
Then we can ask about PAST actions....using "DID/HAVE"
When did you start your work?
Have you completed your work?
When did he start his work?
Has he completed his work?
Then we can ask about FUTURE actions...using "ARE/WILL"
What are you working on tomorrow?
Will you finish your work by evening?
What is he working on tomorrow?
Will he finish his work by evening?
Last we can ask about IMMEDIATE PAST and IMMEDIATE FUTURE actions....using "WERE/WILL BE"
Where were you working before joining here?
Will you be working here next year?
Where was he working before joining here?
Will he be working here next year?
You can also ask about LIVE actions with TIME PERIOD:
How long have you been working here?
Since when have you been working here?
How long has he been working here?
Since when has he been working here?
2. CONVERSATION ABOUT STATE - Present, Past, Future:
Where is your office?
What are you?....I mean what is your job there?
Was your office at the same place last year?
Were you there last year?
Where will be your new location?
3. CONVERSATION ABOUT POSSESSION - Present, Past, Future:
Do you have good colleagues at your work place?
Does he have good colleagues at his work place?
How many clients did you have last year?
How many clients did he have last year?
Will you have a better payment next year?
Will he have a better payment next year?
4. CONVERSATION ABOUT REALITY - Present, Past, Future:
Are there any challenges in this field?
How many competitors were there last year?
Will there be any positive growth next year?
(The conversation can end by saying : I would like to say that it was great talking to you. Hope to see you again.)
I hope you are now clear about the logic of English Communication.