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Suggested words:

Wh word


(Usage)


(Example)



Who


(to inquire about person or people)


Who is that?



What


(to inquire about things)


What is this?



When


(to inquire about times)


When will you go?



Where


(to inquire about locations)


Where will you be?



Why


(to inquire about reasons)


Why are you crying?



How


(to inquire about manner)


How did you do that?



Which


(to inquire about a specific member of a group)


Which one was it?



Whom


(formal objective case for persons)


Whom do you seek?



Whose


(to inquire about ownership)


Whose are these?



How much


(to inquire about amount)


How much does it cost?



How many


(to inquire about number)


How many are there?



How long


(to inquire about duration of time)


How long have you been here?



How far


(to inquire about distance)


How far is it to the station?



How often


(to inquire about frequency)


How often do you come here?



How do you


(to inquire about method)


How do you say it in English?



What...do


(to inquire about occupation)


What do you do?





(to inquire about activities)


What did you do last night?



What...for


(to inquire about reason)


What did you do that for?



How come


(informal: to ask for a reason)


How come (I can't go)?



For Conversation practice :

Speaking Situations : Asking for Information

Speaking Situations : Giving Information

See also :

Grammar : Wh - Questions

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16