The basic Clean Language questions of David Grove

Introductory Articles

These are David Grove’s 12 basic Clean Language questions (‘X’ and ‘Y’ denote one or more of the client’s words/ non-verbals)

Developing Questions


And is there anything else about X?
And what kind of X is that X?


And where is X? / And whereabouts is X?


And that’s X like what?


And is there a relationship between X and Y?
And when X, what happens to Y?

Sequence Questions


And what happens just before X?


And then what happens/ And what happens next?

Source Question

And where does/could X come from?

Intention Questions

Desired Outcome

And what would X like to have happen?

Necessary Conditions

And what needs to happen for X?
And can X?

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