Wh- Questions


What are “Wh-” questions?

  • Who, what, when, where and why questions which we use to learn information.

    • What is your name?  

    • Who is your favorite singer?

    • When do you normally wake up?

    • Where are you from?

    • Why are you learning English?

How do we use “wh-” questions?

  • Who questions are used to ask about people.

    • Who is that girl?

    • Who are you?

    • Who is he going to bring to the dance?

  • What questions are used to ask people for specific information:

    • What do you do?

    • What is your favorite food?

    • What are you doing this weekend?

  • Where questions are used to ask about place or location.

    • Where do you live?

    • Where are you going on vacation?

    • Where does your family live?

  • When questions are used to ask about time.

    • When is your birthday?

    • When are you going to work?

    • When do they normally go to bed?

  • Why questions are used to ask someone for a reason.

    • Why do you like learning English?

    • Why are you going to the United States?

    • Why aren’t you going to the party tonight?


I. Answer these questions using the proper “wh-” word.

  • _______ is your sister’s name?

  • _______ do you admire?

  • _______ don’t you like to cook?

  • _______ are you going home?

  • _______ is the library?

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