What,Where, When, How, Why, Who, Whose, Whom and Which are called Wh-Words or Question Words. The below noted rules will make it clear when and how we use Question Words.
- What did he say?(object of action)
- What did he sing?(object of action)
- Where did he go? (place of action)
- Why have they come?(reason of action)
- When did this incdent happen? (time of action)
Helping or modal verb is generally followed by the Wh-Words.
- Who was in trouble yesterday?
- Where will you go now Aslam?
- What can we eat during illness?
- When Shall we meet again?
- How is this book different from that one?
- If we want to ask a question about possession, the Question Word ‘whose’ is used.
- Whose book is that?
- Whose television did she bring here?
- Whose watch did you give me?
- Whose car did you purchase?
- Whose shop is this?
When a question is about the subject, there is no need for a helping verb. ‘do’ or ‘did’, the Question Word itself is the subject. Then the main verb follows immediately after the Question Word.
- Who wants to come with me?
- What caused the blackout?
- Who won this award?
- Who told you the exact date of the event?
- Who made this desk?
- How did you get so dirty?
- What post do you hold?
- When does the Farid Express leave?
- Where has the ‘barat'(marriage Procession)come from?
- Which pickels do you have?
- Whom do you like the best?
- How did you trouble yourself?
- Who is the captain of your cricket team?
- Whose mother wrote this story?
- Why do you speak nonsense? or Why do you chatter?
- How can I disobey you?
- What will you like to eat?
- Who can fight against fate?
- Whom did you see near the canal?
- Which job has Rohail applied for?