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INTERROGATIVE RESPONSES

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                          INTERROGATIVE    RESPONSES

The automatic question responses to statements fall into two main groups. Let's study the first one. The agent or prepositional part of the command is missing, and the response asks for further clarification.
Example: Go quickly - Where to? ; Open it - What with?
These are normally spoken with a falling intonation. The preposition is always at the end in this pattern; Whom is never heard.
 
EXERCISE
RESPOND AS ABOVE TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Listen.
 
2. Send it at once.
3. Look.
4. Cut the string.
5. Go on, have another dance!
6. Don't you ever sit and think?
7. Sharpen my pencil, will you?
8. Mother has given all my clothes away.
9. I've just bought a birthday present.
10. Address this envelope.
11. Play with me.
12. I've just received a big parcel.
13. John's just arrived by air.
14. I've been to the pictures.
15. Tell me a story.
16. Take it away.
17. I'm thinking.
18. I've been punched on the nose.
19. He's married at last.
20. I'm writing a book.