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English Grammar - Interrogative Pronouns

What is an Interrogative Pronoun?

Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions. The five major interrogative pronouns are who, whom, what, whose and which.

When we refer to a person, who, whom, whose and sometimes which are used. When we refer to animals and inanimate objects, what and which are used.

To these interrogative pronouns, you can add the suffix ‘ever’ to get whatever, whoever, whichever, and whomever. These are used for emphasis or surprise. They are used rather rarely.

Example: Whoever would want to go to such a creepy place!

Examples of interrogative pronouns in use

1. Who is the winner of the contest?
2. Whom shall we choose as the leader?
3. Whose pen is this?
4. Which is the sweetest drink?
5. What is this?

Worksheet

Fill in the blanks using appropriate interrogative pronouns.

  • ———————— did you eat then?
  • ———————— would you like to do?
  • ———————- is coming with me?
  • ———————- is your address?
  • ———————– do you want to read?
  • ————————- will he do?
  • ———————– did you drink?
  • About ———————– are you thinking?
  • ———————– came here in the evening?
  • By ———————– was this article written?
  • ———————- do you mean?
  • ———————— do you think did the crime?
  • ———————– is more important – money or peace of mind?
  • ——————– do you think is right?
  • ———————— is a tsunami?


Answers

  • What
  • What
  • Who
  • What
  • What
  • What
  • What
  • who/whom/what
  • Who
  • who/whom
  • What
  • Who
  • Which/what
  • Who
  • What

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