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Friday, November 2, 2012

Unit 7 : Wh-questions


1)    Wh-words are used to ask questions. They are often used at the beginning of a question. The answer to these questions requires more information than just a ‘yes’ or ‘reply’.
2)    Who
‘Who’ is used for persons.
Examples :
Who is she?
Who are the ones who can help us?
3)    What
‘What’ is used for people, plants, things and animals.
Examples :
What is crawling up your leg?
What are the things we need to bring?
4)    Which
‘Which’ is used for people, plants, animals and things of a limited number.
‘Which’ is also used for questions that require a choice to be made.
Examples :
Which dress did she buy?
Which do you want, the blue or green shawl?
5)    Where
‘ Where’ is used to ask about a place.
Examples :
Where is the girl?
Wher are my friends?

6)    When
‘When’ is used to ask about time.
Examples :
When is the train arriving?
When are your holidays?
7)    Why
‘Why’ is used to ask for a reason.
Examples :
Why is Mary late?
Why are my friends not here yet?
8)    How
‘ How’ is used to ask about the way an action is done or the condirion of someone.
Examples :
How far is the village from here?
How do you bake a sponge cake?


Exercise
1)    _________ is the man standing across the road?
a)    How
b)    Who
c)    What
d)    Which
e)   
2)    Do you know ____________ cats like?
a)    why
b)    who
c)    what
d)    which
3)    “____________ are my jewels?” the lady screamed.
a)    Who
b)    What
c)    When
d)    Where
4)    ______________ are you returning home?
a)    Who
b)    When
c)    Which
d)    Where
5)    Do you know ____________ they are going to do this evening?
a)    why
b)    how
c)    what
d)    which
6)    ____________ colour do you prefer, blue or red?
a)    Why
b)    Who
c)    What
d)    Which
7)    ___________ has completed his homework?
a)    Why
b)    Who
c)    What
d)    When
8)    May I know __________ the time is ?
a)    who
b)    what
c)    when
d)    where
9)    ______________ should we do about that broken chair, Mum?
a)    How
b)    Who
c)    What
d)    Which
10) ______________ neighborhood is closer to the city, Taman Aman or Taman Permai?
a)    Who
b)    What
c)    Which
d)    Where











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