What Are Wh- questions? Why Is It Important to Learn Wh- questions?

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1 WH- questions (Question Words)

2 What Are Wh- Questions?

3 Why Is It Important to Learn Wh- Questions?

WH- questions (Question Words)
There are two main types of questions: Yes/No questions and WH- question. WH-questions are questions starting with WH-words including: what, when, where, who, whom, which, whose, why and how.
Question words are used to ask about specific qualities, times, places, people and so on. Below is a list of question words and example sentences:

I. How to form WH-questions?

1. with an auxiliary
Wh-word + auxiliary + subject + main verb …?
Auxiliary verbs are helping verbs (not main verbs).
Common auxiliary verbs include be, do, have. Others are will, shall, would, can, could, must, should, may, might, etc.
What do you do for a living?
Why should we read books?
When is she coming?
2. without any auxiliary
(when WH-words replace subjects already)
Wh-word + main verb …?
What happened to Peter?
A bad accident happened to him today.
Who won the game?
Tio won the game.
Who gave you this present?
My cousin gave me this present.
II. Responding to WH-questions
1. What
What is it?
It’s a table.
What color is your dress?
It’s purple.
What is your mom doing?
She’s cooking in the kitchen.
What do you think about the party?
Well. It’s fun. I like the music best.
What will happen if our team loses this time?
We’ll be out of the game.

What Are Wh- Questions?

In English, there are many types of questions, but we can look at two main categories: yes/no questions and wh- questions.
These two types of questions will give two different types of answers.
As you’ve probably guessed, a yes/no question gives a “yes” or a “no” as an answer (unless you’re being mysterious and answer with “maybe” or “I don’t know”). Because of this, yes/no questions are considered closed questions because there are usually only two choices for answers.
For example, I might ask you, “Do you want extra anchovies?” If you’re like me, you’d answer, “No!”
You could also answer “Yes” or “Maybe,” but I think we can all agree that no one really likes anchovies.
Wh- questions can’t have “yes” or “no” as an answer. Instead, these questions require information. That information could be anything, and that’s why wh- questions are called open questions. The options for answers are limitless.
For example, if I asked, “What do you want on your pizza?” you’d need to respond with the name of a pizza topping. You might answer, “pepperoni,” or “mushrooms” or, God forbid, “anchovies.” But you can’t answer “yes” to this question. It just wouldn’t make any sense!

Why Is It Important to Learn Wh- Questions?

Wh- questions are one of the main ways to ask questions in English.
Asking wh- questions can help you figure out important information about places, people, ideas and things. You can use wh- questions in conversations to find out more about someone, and they’ll ask you wh- questions to learn more about you.
Furthermore, basic wh- questions are highly useful for people traveling.
Wh- questions can get you directions to an attraction, hotel or restaurant. Travelers can use wh- questions to ask about the price of a souvenir or cool tourist experience. If you’re unsure of something on a menu, you guessed it: use a wh- question!

Practice Wh- Questions Online

Reading about wh- questions doesn’t mean you’ll be able to form them when speaking English. You’re going to need to practice.
Lucky for you, there are many places you can practice wh- questions on the internet.
One of the best ways to practice wh- questions is to see them used in real English speech. For that, I recommend FluentU English.
FluentU takes real-world videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons.
FluentU is the leading language learning program for learning English with the internet’s best videos. Using videos such as music videos, movie trailers and TV show clips, you can hear how native speakers in real-world situations use wh- questions and practice your own. I recommend checking out one of FluentU’s many videos about questions such as “Questions About Work and Jobs” and “Simple “Where” Questions.”

Used literature
1 https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/wh-questions/
2 https://basicenglishspeaking.com/wh-questions/
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