When do you use a wh-question?
If you want information about a fact/person/thing/place/manner/… you use a wh-question. For example: You are not sure where and at what time you meet your friend. You ask him: Where do we meet? and When do we meet? Then he can give you the information.
They are called wh-questions because they start with a question word.
Question words are pronouns: they represent the information you are asking about: "Who" is with you? "Peter" is with me.
The question words are:
  • What: to ask about objects: What is she doing?
  • How: to ask about a manner: How are you?
  • Where: to ask about a place: Where are you going?
  • Which: to ask about one special object out of at least two: Which present did she like most?
  • Who: to ask about people: Who do you talk to?
  • Whose: to ask about a possessive relation: Whose book is this?
  • Whom: to ask about people (very formal, is not used very often): Whom did you call?
  • When: to ask about a time: When are you leaving?
Read the question and the answer. Then choose the correct question word.
  1. is the game? The game is very good!
  2. are they? They are on the plane.
  3. was the flight? Oh it was great!
  4. is the name of your friends' wife?

Wh- questions with to be

The word order of "wh-questions" is the same as "yes/no questions": take the question word and put it in front of the verb to be:
Question word + to be + pronoun/noun/adverb (+ …) ? What + are + you + doing? Where + is + he?
Put the wh-questions into the correct word order.
  1. your dad?
  2. your name?
  3. How⁠?
  4. is⁠?

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