Making Wh questions

W/h question begins with some specific words like who, which, what, when, where, why, how, whom, how much, how many. These are known as ‘WH’ questions.

Question words are also called wh questions because they include the letters ‘W’ and ‘H’.

Question words Meaning Examples
who person Who’s that? That’s Nantu.
where place Where do you live? In Dhaka.
why reason Why do you sleep early? Because I’ve got to get up early.
when time When do you go to work? At 7:00
how manner How do you go? By car
what object, idea or action What do you do? I am an engineer
which choice Which one do you prefer? The red one.
whose possession Whose is this book? It’s Alam’s.
whom object of the verb Whom did you meet? I met the manager.
what kind description What kind of music do you like? I like quiet songs
what time time What time did you come home?
how many quantity (countable) How many students are there? There are twenty.
how much amount, price (uncountable) How much time have we got? Ten minutes
how long duration, length How long did you stay in that hotel? For two weeks.
how often frequency How often do you go to the gym? Twice a week.
how far distance How far is your school? It’s one mile far.
how old age How old are you? I’m 16.
how come reason How come I didn’t see you at the party?

Formation of Interrogative sentences with W/h question

3.2.1 W/h+ auxiliary verb + sub + verb + ext +?
When did he leave? Why did you choose to keep your child? How did it get so late so soon? Where do you want to go today? Where do you work? When does she wake up? Whom did you see? How does this work? When did Nina sleep well? What did you do then? What would you like to eat? Who/whom/what do you want to see? What will he say? Who/whom/what did you see? About who/whom/what are you speaking? What do you mean? Who do you think is right?

 

3.2.2 W/h + verb+ ext +?
Who wants to save the world? What is the use of a house? Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Who is your brother? Where are you from? Who is that man? When is your class? Are you from Canada? Whose are these keys? Who is knocking at the door? What is your phone number? Who came here in the morning? Which/what is better – wisdom or riches? What is a continent? Who knows the answer?

 

3.2.3 W/h+ to be verb + sub + verb3 + ext +?
How was it done well? Why is it shown to him? What is it meant? When has the glass been broken? How is she informed tonight? Why can he be called today? What was he asked for? When have you been seen by me? How am I helped? By who/whom was this book written?

 

3.2.4 W/h + noun + auxiliary verb + sub + verb+ ext +?
Whose turn is it? Which colour do you want? How much wealth do you need? Which book have you lost that you are searching? Which book do you like? Which offer did he choose? What kind of place do you live in? Which painting do you like the best? Whose parents are coming to the meeting tomorrow? What time must we be there? What kind of music do you listen to? How much money do you have?

Make Wh questions from the given sentences (by using Who, What, When, Where, Why, Which and How). Student will make question with the underlined word. (Competency based)

 Examples

Unit 1

  1. Andy is going to the book fair.

Ans. Where is Andy going ?

  1. My grandmother is fine.

Ans. How is your grandmother?

  1. Tamal can meet Andy in an hour.

Ans. When can Tamal meet Andy?

  1. Andy says goodbye to Tamal.

Ans. Who says goodbye to Tamal?

  1. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.

Ans. Who is a new English Teacher?

  1. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.

Ans. What is Ms. Smith?

 

  1. The fan is on the van.

Ans. Where is the fan?

  1. I like grapes from the vine.

Ans. What do you like from the vine?

Unit 3.

  1. Saikat’s father’s name is Mr. Rashidul Islam.

Ans. What is Saikat’s father’s name?

  1. He is a banker.

 Ans.What is he?

  1. She is a housewife.

Ans. What is she?

  1. She makes dresses in her free time.

Ans. What does she do in her free time?

  1. She makes dresses in her free time.

Ans. When does she make dresses?

  1. Saikat lives with his parents in a flat.

Ans. Where does Saikat live with his parents?

  1. In his free time he writes stories.

Ans. When does he write stories?

  1. In his free time he writes stories.

Ans. What does he do in his free time?

  1. Saikat is in class 5.

Ans. What class is Saikat in?

  1. Saikat studies at 6 o’clock.

Ans. When does Saikat study?

16. Make WH questions with the underlined words. (Competency based)
a. The hare ran as fast as he could.
Answer: How did the hare run?
b. The hare was furious.
Answer: How was the hare?
c. The hare saw the tortoise.
Answer: What did the hare see?
d. The hare went to sleep.
Answer: What did the hare do?
e. The hare felt very angry.
Answer: How did the hare feel?

Make WH questions with the underlined words. (Competency based)

  1. a. A person’s birthday is a special day.
    Answer: How is a person’s birthday?
    b. This is the date when someone was born.
    Answer: What is this date?
    c. People around the world celebrate birthdays.
    Answer: Who celebrate birthdays?
    d. People around the world celebrate birthdays.
    Answer: What do people around the world do?
    e. There are candles on the cake.
    Answer: What are there on the cake?
  2. Make WH questions with the underlined words. (Competency based)
    a. It is his home town.
    Answer: What is it?
    b. The next day was awful.
    Answer: How was the next day?
    c. He found Nipa in a field.
    Answer: Where did he find Nipa?
    d. They took Nipa at home.
    Answer: Where did they take Nipa?
    e. Babul and his family went to live in the school.
    Answer: Who went to live in the school?
  1. Making five Wh questions from the given statements (By using Who, What, when, Where, Why, Which and How). Student will make question with the underlined word(s) : (Competency based).
    1. Raju was in class 5.
    Ans. What class was Raju in?
    2. Raju is a fire fighter,
    Ans. Who is a fire fighter?
    3. A long time ago there was a fire in Raju’s School.
    Ans. When was there a fire in Raju’s school?
    4. Raju teaches new fire fighters.
    Ans. What does Raju do to the new fire fighters?
    5. There are 13 Upayilas in the district.
    Ans. How many UpazSilas are there in the district?

 

Try yourself

Unit 1

  1. I’m going to Chittagong.
  2. Sima is from Sylhet.
  3. Jessica is from Chittagong.
  4. Sima’s train is leaving in 10 minutes.
  5. Sima and Jessica are at railway station.
  6. Jessica is going there for hoilday.
  7. Sima and Tamal are in the Town Hall Language Club.
  8. Sima and Tamal are in the Town Hall Language Club
  9. They go there for practise speaking English.
  10. Andy is a young man.
  11. He is reading a book about Bangladesh.
  12. He is reading.
  13. I met him yesterday at the bookshop.
  14. I met him yesterday at the bookshop.
  15. Sima wants to meet the new person for practise her English with him.

Unit 2

  1. Andy is going to the book fair.
  2. My grandmother is fine.
  3. Tamal can meet Andy in an hour.
  4. Andy says goodbye to Tamal by see you.
  5. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.
  6. Ms. Smith is a new English teacher.
  7. The fan is on the van.
  8. I like grapes from the vine.

Unit 3.

  1. Saikat’s father’s name is Mr. Rashidul Islam.
  2. He is a banker.
  3. She is a housewife.
  4. She makes dresses in her free time.
  5. She makes dresses in her free time.
  6. Saikat lives with his parents in a flat.
  7. In his free time he writes stories.
  8. In his free time he writes stories.
  9. Saikat is in class 5.
  10. Saikat studies at 6 o’clock.
  11. He wants to improve her English.
  12. He likes book about animals.
  13. He is a good student.
  14. Saikat was helping his mother at 8 o’clock.
  15. Saikat was helping his mother at 8 o’clock.
  16. I were sitting in my class.
  17. Miss Khan is teaching.