Interrogative Adverbs for beginners
Interrogative adverbs are words such as 'why' and 'where' that are used to ask questions. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.
What Are Interrogative Adverbs?
When Do We Use Interrogative Adverbs?
We use them at the beginning of a question to ask about something. After an interrogative adverb, the verb comes first. In other words, we must invert the subject and the verb.
I am leaving at noon. →
I am going to school. →
I am crying because I am sad. →
It's M-I-K-E. →
Using 'How' to Ask Questions
We can use 'how' in four different ways:
- By itself
- With adjectives
- With much and many
- With adverbs
1. We can use 'how' alone to ask questions about the manner of an action or event.
2. We can use 'how' with adjectives such as 'tall, old, etc.' to ask questions about those adjectives:
3. We can use 'how many' and 'how much' to ask questions about the quantity or amount of something:
4. We can use 'how' with other adverbs such as 'often, fast, etc.' to ask questions: