Questions with modal verbs

The two tables below show the way we build questions with modal verbs in English. The first table demonstrates the questions without question words like: when, who, why etc. As you can see the questions are formed by changing the order of words. The second table shows the questions with question words. The order of words is also changed and additionally at the beginning we should use appropriate question words.

Questions without question words Short answers
Can you drive a car? Yes, I can.
Can he play the guitar? No, he can't.
Can they run very fast? Yes, they can.
Questions with question words Answers
Question word Modal Subject Verb Object
When can she visit us? She can visit us on Monday next week.
What can Tom drive? Tom can drive a van.
Where can we meet after work? We can meet in a restaurant.
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