Question words

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Forming questions with question words

Questions with question words (or sometimes called WH- questions) ask for information as opposed to ‚yes / no‘ questions.

Here are some example questions:

Other things about question words

When, where, why, and how function as adverbs and describe a verb or an adjective. They ask about a time, place, reason, or manner.

Who, what, which, and whose are pronouns and ask about people or things. When these words are the subject, the question will not use an auxiliary verb. In ‚Who called you?‘, who is the subject and called is the verb. There is no auxiliary verb.