English Teachers: If you would like to use this Question Words wall chart in your classroom, then you can purchase a copy here: Question Words Wall Chart and Flash Cards. The most common question words in English are the following: WHO is only used when referring to people. (= I want to know the person) Who is the best football player in the world? Who are your best friends? Who is that strange guy over there? WHERE is used when referring to a place or location. (= I want to know the place) Where is the library? WHEN is used to refer to a time or an occasion. (= I want to know the time) When do the shops open? WHY is used to obtain an explanation or a reason. (= I want to know the reason) Why do we need a nanny? Normally the response begins with "Because..." WHAT is used to refer to specific information. (= I want to know the thing) What is your name? WHICH is used when a choice needs to be made. (= I want to know the thing between alternatives) Which drink did you order – the rum or the beer?
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