Wh- questions in English


The table below shows the word order in questions starting with wh- question words. As you can see we should use auxiliary verbs or modal verbs directly after wh- question words. The auxiliary/modal verbs are followed by the subject.

question-word + auxiliary + subject  
Who(m)
What
When
Which
Why
Where
Whose
are / aren't you...? be
have / haven't you...? have
has / hasn't she...? has
do / don't you...? do
does / doesn't she/he...? does
did / didn't you...? did
can / can't I...? modals
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