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WH Question Words in English: Who, What, When, Where, Why …

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We use Question Words to form questions and ask for information. 

A “wh-” question is one that is formed with an interrogative word and that expects an answer other than yes or no.

List of Question Words

Whatask for information about things, name, occupations, activities,…

  • What is this? It is a book.
  • What is your name? My name is Emily.
  • What do you do? I am a doctor.
  • What kind of movies do you live? I like action films.
  • What time did you study English? At 9.30.

Whenask about the time that something happened or will happen

  • When does the plane leave? It leaves at 10pm.

Whereask questions about place or position

  • Where do you live? I live in London.

Whichask for information about one of a limited number of things

  • Which one do you prefer? The blue one.

Who – ask about someone’s identity

  • Who is the director of the school? He is Carlos Samaniego.

Whom – ask about the object (person) in the sentence

  • Whom did you meet? I met my teacher.

Whose – ask about possession

  • Whose dog is barking outside? It’s Peter’s dog.

Why – ask for the reason

  • Why do you study English? Because I like English.

How – ask about the way in which something is done

  • How many brothers do you have? I have two brothers.
  • How much is this shirt? It’s 15$.
  • How long do you want to stay in this hotel? I think one week is enough.
  • How often do you go to the cinema? Twice a month.
  • How far is your office? It’s about 2km far.
  • How old is she? She is 25.

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