Questions: What, who, where, when and why

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In this course we will talk about something called “wh questions”. We will study the question words: Who, what, where and when. These words are used in the beginning of sentences to express an interrogative situation.

  • What:

What is used to ask about a thing or an action. Examples:

-What is this?
-What are you doing?
-What time is it?
-What the weather looks like?

  • Who:

Who is used to ask about a person. Examples:

-Who is this man?
-Who wants to go to school?

  • Where:

Where is used to ask about a place. Examples:

-Where are you going?
-Where is my book?

  • When:

When is used to ask about the time. Examples:

-When will you visit London?
-When that happened?

  • Why:

Why is used to ask about the reason of something. Examples:

-Why are you going to school?
-Why do you cry?

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