Interrogative pronouns are a pronoun used to ask a question. Learn how to determine whether to use interrogative pronouns and how to use them in a sentence.
An interrogative pronoun is a pronoun that is used to ask a question. It usually contains the ‘wh’ questions.
There are four main types of interrogative pronouns:
1. Who is typically used to ask about the identity of a person or people.
· Who is your best friend?
· Who has the house keys?
· Who is your cousin?
· Who was ringing the bell?
· Who is late for class?
· Who had submitted the files late?
2. What is typically used to ask about the identity of a thing or things.
· What are you doing?
· What is this book for?
· What did he say?
· What are they saying?
· What was taught in the class?
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· What is your name?
· What is their address?
· What made you go early yesterday?
· What should be done to stop the noise?
3. Where is typically used to ask about the location of a person or thing.
· Where are you going?
· Where is your school?
· Where is your mother working?
· Where do you reside?
· Where is Jane?
· Where is the class teacher?
· Where did you keep my spectacles?
· Where is the book?
· Where did you find these?
When is typically used to ask about the time of an event?.
· When will you be home?
· When will summer come?
· When will he arrive at the airport?
· When is your birthday?
· When will you give us a party?
· When did they talk about that?
There are four types of interrogative pronouns: who, what, where, and when.