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Question Words What, Who and How

Posted By Manjusha, Filed in English Speaking

The interrogative pronoun what is used to ask about things. The sentences given below should help you learn the correct usage of what.

What do you want?
I want a glass of water.

What is he doing now?
He is sleeping.

What do you want to say?

What is her name?
Her name is Alice.

What is she?
She is a teacher.

What is her brotherís name?
Her brotherís name is Peter.


The question word who is used to ask about people. Read the following sentences carefully and learn the correct usage of who.

Who is she?
She is Alice.

Who are they?
They are our friends.

Who broke the window?
Harry broke the window.

Whom do you want to see?
I want to see the manager.

Who will go to the market?
I will go to the market.

Who can do this?
I can do this.

Who wants to come with me?
Alice wants to come with you.


The question word how is used to introduce questions. It is also used to introduce the answers to questions.

How do you go to school?
I go to school by bus.

How does he go to office?
He goes to office by train.

How is your grandfather?
He is not feeling very well.

How did you do it?
Let me show how I did it.

How much do you weigh?
I weigh around 50 kg.

How old are your parents?
My parents are in their sixties.

How often do you visit your parents?
I visit my parents every now and then.

How old is your son?
My son is six years old.


More English speaking lessons
Meeting people
Telling time
Asking about health
Asking people to repeat
Getting people's attention and offering apologies
Names and titles
Wishing people
Saying Thanks
Saying Please
Meals, drinking
Showing one's attitude to what one is saying



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