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
|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
|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|
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?
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:
FAQs About WH Words
There are mainly 7 WH words that are who, what, when, where, why, which and how.
Wh words are the question words starting with WH. The 9 wh words are, what, when, where, who, whom, which, whose, why and how.