How to use the Who, When, What, Why, Which, Where, How, Question Words in English.
- Where is a good dentist? –
- Where is the fireman? –
- Where is the flight attendant? –
- Where are the classrooms? –
- Where are the policemen?
- Who is a good lawyer? –
- Who is a plumber? –
- Who is a technician? –
- Who are the firemen?
- Why is he a good teacher? –
- Why is she a judge? –
- Why are they not nurses? –
- Why aren’t they photographers?
- What is a good sales assistant? –
- What is a bad hairdresser? –
- What are bad reporters? –
- What are good teachers?
- When is the class? – When is the lesson? – When are the classes? –
- When are the lessons?
- How is a good nurse? –
- How is a bad vet? –
- How are the classes? –
- How is the school? – How is your teacher?
- a fireman – firemen (plural)
- a flight attendant – flight attendants
- a hairdresser – hairdressers
- a judge – judges
- a lawyer – lawyers
- a nurse – nurses
- a photographer – photographers
- a plumber – plumbers
- a policeman – policemen (plural)
- a reporter – reporters
- a sales assistant – sales assistants
- a technician – technicians
- a vet – vets
- a waiter – waiters
- a school – schools
How, what, who, where, why, when
A question word or interrogative pronoun is used in questions: how, what, who, where, why, when…? A question word appears at the beginning of a question or interrogative statement.
- Who? is used to ask a question about a person or people
- Why? is used to ask a question about a reason
- When? is used to ask a question about a moment in time
- Where? is used to ask a question about a place
- What? is used to ask a question about an object, an idea, an action
- How? is used to ask a question about manner
Questions in the present simple form of the verb “to be” and using a Question Word (or interrogative pronoun) follow the following formulae:
Positive form: Question Word + Am / Is / Are + Subject (+ Object) + ?
i.e. Who is a good vet? – Who are they?
Why is he a judge? – Why are they here?
When is it? – When are the classes?
Where is the flight attendant? – Where are the flight attendants?
What is this? – What are they?
How are you? – How are they?
Negative form: Question Word + Am / Is / Are + Subject + not (+ Object) + ?
i.e. Who isn’t well? – Who isn’t a good vet?
Why is he not a good judge? – Why isn’t he a good judge?
When is he not here? When isn’t he here?
Where are they not? – Where aren’t they?
What isn’t ok? – What is not ok?
How aren’t you ill? – How are you not ill?
Please be careful with the changes to the verb to be in the question form, especially with “I”: Why aren’t I?
Questions and answers
Questions and Answers
Where is London?
Where are the classrooms?
In the school.
Why is he a good teacher?
Because he’s not a bad teacher.
Who is a good lawyer?
He is a good lawyer.
How is the school?
The school is red.
Who is a good fireman?
He is a good fireman.
Where is New York?
New York is in America.
When is the lesson?
The lesson is now.
Why is he a bad vet?
Because he’s not a good vet.
What is a good apple?
A good apple is red and green.