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Wh.questions in English | Question Words

Wh.questions in English | Question Words

They are used to ask for an information about something. Mostly, the Wh.questions begin with Wh. That is why they are shortly called so. The following are regularly used question words for you to go through. Wh.questions are one of the sentence parts.

Wh.questions |’ WHAT ‘ words



Action/Identity of something/occupation

What is your name?

My name is Ramaraj.

What are you?

I am an advocate.

What are you doing at present?

At present, I am preparing a competitive exams.


What kind of



What kind of person are you?

I am friendly and sociable.

What kind of person do you like?

I like the person who is sociable and fun-loving.


What Sort of




What sort of job do you like to take?

I like to take accounts related job.

What sort of books will you buy?

I will buy non-fiction books.


What time

Exact time

What time is it now?

It is 4.PM.

What time do you wake up?

I wake up at 5.30 A.M


For what


For what are you going to Secunderabad?

I am going to meet my friends.

For what does she want to meet you?

She wants to meet me to discuss an issue.

What Extent

Degree/Amount of action

What extent can you help them?

I can help them as far as I can.

What extent can he answer these questions?

He can answer these questions to some extent.

Examples of Wh. questions | ‘WHICH’ words



Which is your home town?

My home town is Hyderabad.

Which is a better exercise to you?

Walking is a better exercise to me.

Which is your favorite festival?

My favorite festival is ‘Sankranthi’

  • Which of your friends
  • Choosing among the limited ones
Which of your friends do you like the best?

I like Amogh the best of my friends.

Which of your friends hangs out with you often?

Ranjith hangs out with me often.

  • Which of the colors
  • color of your choice
Which of the colors does your sister like?

My sister likes blue color.

  • Which of the Dresses
  • Dress of your choice
Which of these dresses will you wear?

I will wear pink color dress.

  • Which of your family members
Which of your family members is in the U.S?

My elder brother is living in the U.S.

The particular person who you like the most. Which of your family members do you like the most?

I like my younger sister.

  • Which of your relatives
Which of your relatives visits your home


My paternal uncle visits my home often.

  • Which color
Which color will you select?

I will select the red one.

  • Which dress
  • The dress among the available ones
Which dress is she wearing?

She is wearing Punjabi dress.

  • Which friend
Which friend visited your home yesterday?

Gangadhar visited my home yesterday.

  • Which way
Which way are you heading to?

I am heading to the park.

‘WHEN’ words

WHEN When do you wake up?

I wake up at 5 A.M

When does your father get home from office?

My father gets home from office at 6P.M

Since when Since when have you been in Hyderabad?

We have been in Hyderabad since 2008.

Since when have you known her?

I have known her since childhood.

Till when Till when will you stay in Hyderabad?

I will stay in Hyderabad till 2020.

Till when does your brother stay awake?

My brother stays awake till 11 P.M.


English Question words | ‘How’ Words

HOW manner/method How are you?

I am quite alright.

How do you come to ‘Shraddha English’ class?

I come by bike.

How did you locate my house?

Ranjith helped me out.

How often

frequency of time

How often do you go for movies?

I go for movies once a month.

How often are there buses from ECIL to Secunderabad?

There are buses to Secunderabad for every 5 minutes.

How long

Length of time/length of something

How long is the great wall of China? (Length)

It is 13,170 miles

How long is the drive to your home town from here by train? (Period of time)

It is 10 hrs drive by train.


How far

Distance from one place to another

How far is your house away from here?

It is half kilometer away.


How far have you read the book?

I have read the book as far as 70 pages.

‘Howmany’ Wh.questions

How many people

Number of people

How many people are there in the hall?

There are 15 people in the hall.

How many people are there in your family?

We are 5 people in our family.

How many children

Number of children

How many children do you have?

I have 3 children.

How many children does he have?

She has 2 children.

How many candidates

Number of candidates

How many candidates are there in the interview hall?

There are 100 candidates in the interview hall.

How many candidates will participate in the singing competition?

Around 10 candidates will participate in the singing competition.


How many times

Number of times

How many times have you visited Birla Temple?

I have visited around 10 times.

How many books How many books are lying on the table?

10 books are lying on the table.

How much


How much is that book?

It is 2 thousand rupees.

How big How big house do you need?

I need a 3 Bhk apartment.

How old


How old are you?

I am 26 years old.

How old is ‘Charminar’?

It is 100years old.


Wh. Questions | ‘Who’ words

Who Who is that woman?
Whom Whom did you meet yesterday? (or)
Who did you meet yesterday ?
To whom To whom are you going to present this gift? (or)
Who are you going to present this gift to?
With whom With whom did you discuss it? (or)
Who did you discuss it with?
For whom For whom are you waiting? (or)
Who are you waiting for?


(Who something belongs to)

Whose house is that?

Who is the owner of the house?

Whose dresses are these?


Why were you late?

What was the reason for your coming late?

Why is your brother irregular to classes?

Why bother to go there?

They will come here tomorrow.

Why go there so early? The meeting will start at 5.


Place /Location

Where is Birla Temple located?

Where are you going?



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