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Interrogative adjectives

What are interrogative adjectives? They are: whose, what, which, where, why and how. They modify or qualify nouns and are used for interrogation.

 

Whose: indicates a possessive. 
  • Whose bag is that sitting in the corridor?
  • I don’t know whose friend is sitting outside?

 

What: question word asking for general information
  • What is your name?
  • What school do you go to?

 

Which: used for specifying 
  • Which pen would you prefer, the blue or the red one?
  • Which is the smallest country in the world?
  • Which option works best for you?

 

Where: used to indicate a direction
  • Where do you go to college?
  • Where is James? I haven’t seen him all day.
  • Where does Anne live?

 

Why: general question word that seeks an explanation
  • Why don’t cats and dogs always get along?
  • Why are you acting this way?
  • Why is Peter coming so early?

 

How: seeks the manner as to how something was done. 
  • How does Maria know about the divorce?
  • How does the political situation work in your country?
  • How can we make sure this doesn’t happen again?

 

 

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