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  • 1. ‘ W h’-words
  • 2. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘who’, ‘whom’, or ‘whose’ in questions about people. ‘Who’ is used to ask questions about the subject or the object of a verb, or about the object or preposition.
    • Who discovered this?
    • Who did he marry?
    • Who did you dance with?
  • 3. ‘ W h’-words
    • I n formal English, ‘whom’ is used as the object of a verb or preposition. The preposition always comes in front of ‘whom’.
    • Whom did you see?
    • For whom were they supposed to do it?
  • 4. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘whose’ to ask which person something belongs to or is related to. ‘Whose’ can be the subject or object.
    • Whose is nearer?
    • Whose did you prefer, hers or mine?
  • 5. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘which’ to ask about one person or thing out of a number of people or things. ‘Which’ can be the subject or object.
    • Which is your son?
    • Which does she want?
  • 6. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘what’ to ask about things, for example about actions and events. ‘What’ can be the subject or object.
    • What has happened to him?
    • What is he selling?
    • What will you talk about?
  • 7. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘what … for’ to ask about the reason for an action, or the purpose of an object.
    • What are you going there for ?
    • What are those lights for ?
  • 8. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘how’ to ask about the way in which something happens or is done.
    • How did you know we were coming?
    • How are you going to get home?
  • 9. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou also use ‘how’ to ask about the way a person or thing feels or looks.
    • ‘ How are you?’ - ‘Well, how do I look?’
  • 10. ‘ W h’-words
    • ‘ H ow’ is also used:
    • with adjectives to ask about the degree of a quality that someone or something has
      • How good are you at Maths?
      • How hot shall I make the curry?
  • 11. ‘ W h’-words
    • ‘ H ow’ is also used:
    • with adjectives such as ‘big’, ‘old’ and ‘far’ to ask about size, age, and distance
    • How old are your children?
    • How far is Montreal from here?
    • Note: You do not normally use ‘How small’, ‘How young’, or ‘How near’.
  • 12. ‘ W h’-words
    • ‘ H ow’ is also used:
    • with adverbs such as ‘long’ and ‘often’ to ask about time, or ‘well’ to ask about abilities
    • How long have you lived there?
    • How well can you read?
  • 13. ‘ W h’-words
    • ‘ H ow’ is also used:
    • with ‘many’ and ‘much’ to ask about the number or amount of something
    • How many were there?
    • How much did he tell you?
  • 14. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou use ‘when’ to ask about points in time or periods of time, ‘why’ to ask about the reason for an action, and ‘where’ to ask about place and direction.
    • When are you coming home?
    • Why are you here?
    • Where is the station?
  • 15. ‘ W h’-words
    • Y ou can also ask about direction using ‘which direction … in’ or ‘which way’.
    • Which direction did he go in ?
    • Which way did he go?
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