Wh- Questions for intermediate learners

Wh-questions are questions that begin with one of the 'wh-' words. In order to learn about them and to know how to form a wh- question, read this article!

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"Wh- Questions" in the English Grammar

What Are Wh- Questions?

Wh- questions are made of 'wh-words' and ask for information. So, the answer to them cannot be 'yes' or 'no.'

What Are Wh-words

Wh-words are used to ask for special information. The most common wh-words are:

Here are a few examples:

What is under the table?

When is your birthday?

Structure

Wh-words are followed by auxiliary verbs to make a question. Here is the structure:

What do you do for a living?

Where can I find you?

What

What is used to ask about things. Here are the examples:

What is it?

What can he do?

When

When is used to ask about the time. Here are the examples:

When is your birthday?

When do you start studying?

Where

Where is used to ask about the place or location of something. Here are the examples:

Where are you?

Where do you want to go?

How

How is used to ask about the condition, manner, or quality of something. Here are the examples:

How are you?

How do you drive?

Review

Wh- questions are used to ask about a piece of information about different things. They start with wh-words that are:

  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • How

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