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Wh-Questions / Interrogative Pronouns

‘What’ is used to ask about people , What does En.Murad work as ?


animals or things. What does an elephant eat ?
What colour is the book ?

‘When’ is used to ask about time. When are you going to Kuala Berang ?
When is Hari Raya Puasa ?
When is the English test ?

‘ Where’ is used to ask about places. Where did you find it ?


Where are they staying ?
Where is the police station ?

‘Who’ is used to ask about people. Who is that man ?


Who are they talking to ?
Who will be the next king ?

‘Whose’ is used to ask about things Whose bag did you borrow ?
that belong to people. Whose pen are you using ?
Whose shirts are these ?

‘ Which’ is used to ask about people or Which bag did you take ?
things . Which pen are you using ?
Which boy won the race ?

‘ Why’ is used to ask about reason. Why is she so angry ?


Why do you need the money ?
Why does Aima want to see me ?

‘ How’ is used to ask about people , How tall is he ?


happenings and the way things are How did the accident happen ?
done. How did you cross the river ?
Exercise 8
Underline the correct answer.

1 (When , Who ) wants to follow you ?


2 ( What , Which ) do you prefer, the red one or the blue one ?
3 ( Who , Why ) are you crying ?
4 With (who , whom ) did you play badminton yesterday ?
5 ( Which , When ) are you coming again ?
6 ( Who , Whose ) bag did you take ?
7 ( Why , How ) is everyone at home ?
8 You look sad, (what , why ) is the matter with you ?
9 ( When , Where ) do you usually read your book ?
10 ( Whose , When ) bicycle was stolen last night ?

Exercise 9
Circle the best answer.

1. __________ is the name of your 7. __________ is Puan Azizah coming ?


school ? A. Where C. When
A. When C. Why B. What D. Whose
B. What D. Who
2. _______ can I see the headmaster ? 8. From _______ shop did you buy the
A. When C. Why umbrella ?
B. Who D. What A. what C. which
B. when D. why
3. _________ racquet did you borrow ? 9. ________ bus should I take to
A. Who C. What Kampong To’ Bedor ?
B. Whose D. When A. When C. How
B. Which D. Who
4. Can you tell me ________you 10. _______ can I cut these vegetables
bought those shirts ? without a knife ?
A. whose C. where A. How C. What
B. what D. which B. Where D. Whose
5. Do you know _________time the 11. ________ did the man run away ?
show will start ? A. Why C. Who
A. when C. what B. What D. Which
B. which D. where
6. ________ old will you be next year ? 12. ________ is Rohana doing in the
A. When C. How kitchen ?
B. Where D. Which A. Why C. When
B. What D. Where