Read about the difference between subject and object questions here.

Who ate my chocolates? (subject question)

Practice 1: making subject and object questions

Write the question for each of these sentences. For example:

  1. ??? kissed you. =
  2. Tom kissed ??? =
  1. Sarah eats ??? every day.
    What every day?
  2. ??? eats chocolate every day.
    Who  every day?
  3. ??? met Sam.
    Who ?
  4. James met ???.
    Who ?
  5. ??? is writing a letter.
    Who  a letter?
  6. She's writing a ???.
    What ?
  7. Cats eat ???
    What ?
  8. ??? eats mice?
    What animal ?
  9. He is going to ???.
    Where ?
  10. ??? is going to Germany.
    Who  to Germany?

Practice 2: subject or object question?

Complete the short conversations with 1-3 words. All the questions use the past simple with the verb in brackets.

  1. 😀 Who that picture? It's lovely. (draw)
    😊 Thanks, I did it. It took me ages!
  2. 🤢 I feel really ill.
    😯 Why, what for breakfast? (eat)
  3. 😠 Who my pen? (take)
    😟 Oh, sorry, I thought you weren't using it.
  4. 😲 What to you? (happen)
    🤕 I fell out of a tree.
  5. 😩 I'm so tired!
    😉 Why? What last night? (do)

Practice 3: subject and object questions in different tenses

Complete these short conversations with 1-3 words. This time, you will need to use the present simple, past simple or present continuous.

  1. 🙂 What to drink? (want)
    🙄 Um, can I have some tea?
  2. 👨‍🍳 Who cake??!! (want)
    😀 Me!!!
    👨‍🍳 Ok, here you go.
  3. 😕 What ? (study)
    😟 I'm doing my French homework. It's so hard!
  4. 😨 Can you hear that? What that noise? (make)
    🙂 Don't worry, I think it's just the wind.
  5. 😊 I just got a prize for my poem!
    🤩 Wow, well done! What ? (win)
  6. 🤔 Who on the sofa in the lounge? (sleep)
    🤫 Shh - it's my sister. Don't wake her up!