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ESOL 4

WH questions

Asking questions     

        ?    Question mark

Please watch this video -  https://www.engvid.com/conversation-skills-wh-questions/    

Who?   

What?   

Where?   

When?   

Why?   

How?  

Questions with these words cannot be answered with a "yes" or "no." The person asking is looking for more information.

 


Who . . . ?     - "who" asks for the name of a person or the names of two or more people.

Who is that guy?    

Who are they?      

 


What . . . ?     - "what" asks for the name of a place or things, or names of places and things

What is that?      

What are these things?     

 


When . . . ?     - "when" asks for a time (hour, day, date, year)   

When are you coming?      

When is the movie starting?     

 


Where . . . ?     - "where" asks for a place   

Where do you live?      

Where are they going?       

 


Why . . . ?     - "why" asks for a reason   

Why did he do that?      

Why did she say that?       

 


How . . . ?     - "how" asks for the way something is done

How did you do that?      

How is she going to get there?