WH Question Words List and Usages

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WH Question Words List

There are two types of questions: Yes or No question and WH question. Yes and No question is formed with an auxiliary verb at the beginning of a sentence.

But, the WH question is formed with a WH Words + Auxiliary verb at the beginning of the sentence.

In this lesson, I’ll discuss the most used WH words, their usages and how to form WH questions with them.

These are the most used WH Question words listed with their uses and Bangla meaning.

WH Words List and Usages of Them

WH-Words Usages Bangla Meaning
What to ask about things কী
Which to ask about specific things কোনটি
When to ask about time কখন
Where to ask about places কোথায়
Why to ask about reasons/ causes কেন
Who Used to ask about people কে
Whose to ask about possession কার
Whom to ask about people (object of the verb) কাকে
How to ask about manner/ process কীভাবে
How many to ask about number or quantity
of any countable things or person
কত, কতগুলো
How much to ask about number or quantity
of any uncountable things
How far to ask about distance কত দূর
How long to ask about distance কতক্ষণ
How tall to ask about distance কত লম্বা


WH Question Words List

How to form a WH Question

There are 2 ways you can form a question, with Auxiliary Verb and without Auxiliary Verb.

1. With an Auxiliary Verb

Normally, to make a question sentence, you need to place the Auxiliary Verb before the Subject. So, When you are making a question, the sentence structure should be-

Wh Word + Auxiliary + Subject + Verb …?

Common Auxiliary Verbs are be, do, have. and the others are will, shall, would, can, could, must, should, may, might, etc.


What do you do for a living?

Why should we learn English?

When is Rina coming?

2. Without an Auxiliary Verb

If wh-word is playing the role of subject, you don’t need an auxiliary verb to make a question. Then, the sentence structure should be-

Wh Word + Verb …?


What happened to Riyad?
A bad accident happened to him today.

Who won the game?
Kiron won the game.

Who gave you this present?
My sister gave me this present.

Usages of WH Words


What color is your dress?
It’s purple.

What are you reading?
I am reading an article.

What do you have in your bag?
I have some books in my bag.

The following lessons about WH question may help you:

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