German Grammar Explained /

Perfect tense: questions

Asking questions in thePerfekt (past perfect tense) works in a way that is rather similar to asking questions in general.
A little reminder: there are two types of questions:
1. Using a question word:
Wo wohnst du?
2. Inverting subject and verb:
Arbeitest du hier?
Likewise, when asking questions about the past, we can either: 1. Use a question word and keep the verb in the second position:
Wo hast du letztes Jahr gewohnt?
Where did you live last year?
2. Ask yes/no-questions with subject-verb inversion:
Hast du hier gearbeitet?
Did you work here?