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Do you know how you use question words including who, where, what, why, which, when and how?    Check out below to see how to use each word.



Who  Person

Who will answer the phone?

What    Specific Thing, Object 

What is that?

Which Choice, Alternative  

Which way do I go?

Where Position, Place

Where are you going?

When Time, Occasion, Moment

When will the train arrive?

Why Reason, Explanation

Why did you do that?

How Way, Manner, Form

How do I train my dog?

Now practice using the Question words. 

Look at the statements below and complete the question sentence using one of these question words.

who,    what,    where,    why,   which,   when,   how.

1)  I’m catching the train tonight                        ……….   time are you catching the train?

2)  My phone rang this afternoon                      ……….   called you this afternoon?

3)  I had to drive to the appointment                ……….    route did you take?

4)  Can you see my glasses?                                ………. did you see them last?

5) I have been off work sick                              ………. do you feel now?

6)  I’m hungry!                                                      ……….  is dinner?

7)  The bus was late again.                                  ………. was the bus late?

The answers are below

Answers  1 What, 2 Who, 3 Which, 4 Where, 5 How, 6, When, 7 Why

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