Examples of Interrogative Sentences of Preschoolers
There are three general forms of questions asked by children: those that assume a yes/no response, those that begin with a wh- word and assume a more complex answer, and those that are a statement to which agreement is sought by adding a tag, such as "...isn't he?" Examples of these questions are illustrated in the table below.
|26 months||Want on?|
|30 months||What is that thing?
Where's my sticker book?
|42 months||Chalk used to be here but where did it go? (Conjoining)|
|46 months||Does yours smell like this?
Does this go this way?
|50 months||How do you put these on?
Let's show the women that's in here, ok? (Immature tag with embedded clause)
Can I have a litle bit, too?
|61 months||Why are you gonna be back in a little while? (Embedded phrase)|
|64 months||Do you know what person this is? (Embedded clause)
What happens if we break this? (Conjoining)
Looks like soap, doesn't it? (Mature tag)
I wonder what that is? (Embedded clause)
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