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Question Words

Question Words
Written by Rakesh Kumar

Question Words


Question Words: – In this section we will read about this type of  Words in English and what are the examples of Question Words in English, we will read in detail about all these.


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Question Words in English:-


In the English language, there are a variety of  these words which can go at the beginning of a sentence, for example who, when, what or why.


These words are an integral part of the English language and as a student of the language, it is important that you have a good knowledge of them.


In this post, we are going to look at question words in more detail to gain a greater understanding of when and how they are used.


Learn a useful list of question words with useful grammar rules, example sentences.

We use this kind words in English to form questions and ask for information.


List of Question Words:-


No.-1.Who Questions

Ask about person

Act as subject of the sentence

Example: Who is that woman?


No.-2.Whom Questions

Ask about person

Act as the object of the sentence

Example: Whom did you see?


No.-3.Whose Questions

Asking about ownership

Example: Whose are these keys?


No.-4.Where Questions

Asking in or at what place or position


Where do you live?

Where are my boots?


No.-5.When Questions

Asking about time, occasion, moment


When did you last see him?

When can I see you?



List of Question  words with Examples

No.-6.Why Questions

Asking for a reason, explanation


Why were you late?

Why don’t

Making a suggestion

Example: Why don’t you take a nap?


No.-7.What Questions

Asking for a specific thing, object


What‘s the matter?

What time is it?

What kind of music do you like?

Asking for a reason, asking why

Example: What did you do that for?


list of question words: –

No.-8.Which Questions

Asking about choice


Which is better exercise – swimming or tennis?

Which of the applicants has got the job?


No.-9.How Questions

“How questions” is used for asking for a way, manner, form


How does it work?

How do you go to school?


List of how questions in English with rules and examples:-


No.-1.How much Questions – These questions are asking about quantity or price Used with uncountable nouns.

Example: How much are those earrings?


No.-2.How many Questions – These questions are asking about quantity Used with countable nouns

Example: How many people were there?



list of question words in English:-

No.-3.How often Questions- These questions are asking about frequency

Example: How often do you go swimming?


No.-4.How far Questions- These questions are asking about distance

Example: How far is it from your house to your school?


No.-5.How old Questions- These questions are asking about age

Example: How old are you?







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