Question words in English


The table below shows a list of words which are used in questions in English. There are also contracted and full forms used in questions along with some examples of questions.

Question words Contracted forms Full forms Examples
Who Who's ...? Who is ...?
Who has ...?
Who's that man?
Who's done it?
Who'd ...? Who had ...?
Who would ...?
Who'd gone there?
Who'd do it?
Who'll ...? Who will ...? Who'll do it?
What What's ...? What is ...?
What has ...?
What is it?
What has happened?
What've ...? What have ...? What have you done?
What'll ...? What will ...? What will happen?
When When's ...? When is ...?
When has ...?
When's the concert?
When has it happened?
When'll ...? When will ...? When will it happen?
Which Which've ...? Which have ...? Which have you chosen?
Which'll ...? Which will ...? Which one will be good?
Why Why's ...? Why is ...?
Why has ...?
Why is it here?
Why has he done it?
Why'd ...? Why had ...? Why would you do it?
Why'll ...? Why will ...? Why will he come?
Where Where's ...? Where is ...?
Where has ...?
Where is it?
Where has he gone?
Where've ...? Where have ...? Where have you been?
Where'll ...? Where will ...? Where will he go?
Where'd ...? Where would ...?
Where had ...?
Where would he go?
Where had he gone?
How How's ...? How is ...?
How has ...?
How is your niece?
How has it happened?
How'd ...? How had ...?
How would ...?
How had it happened?
How would it happen?
How'll ...? How will ...? How will he arrive?
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