Posted by : Tezza Fazar Kamis, 19 September 2013

Question Word
Function
Example
what
asking for information about something
What is your name?

asking for repetition or confirmation
What? I can't hear you.
You did what?
what...for
asking for a reason, asking why
What did you do that for?
when
asking about time
When did he leave?
where
asking in or at what place or position
Where do they live?
which
asking about choice
Which colour do you want?
who
asking what or which person or people (subject)
Who opened the door?
whom
asking what or which person or people (object)
Whom did you see?
whose
asking about ownership
Whose are these keys?
Whose turn is it?
why
asking for reason, asking what...for
Why do you say that?
why don't
making a suggestion
Why don't I help you?
how
asking about manner
How does this work?

asking about condition or quality
How was your exam?
how + adj/adv
asking about extent or degree
see examples below
how far
distance
How far is Pattaya from Bangkok?
how long
length (time or space)
How long will it take?
how many
quantity (countable)
How many cars are there?
how much
quantity (uncountable)
How much money do you have?
how old
age
How old are you?
how come (informal)
asking for reason, asking why
How come I can't see her?


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