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English grammar In linguistics and grammar, the interrogative mood is a grammatical mood used for asking questions. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For the rules of English grammar, see English grammar and Disputes in English grammar. ... English grammar is a body of rules specifying how meanings are created in English. ...

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In linguistics, an interrogative word is a function word used to introduce an interrogative clause. Interrogative words are also called wh-words because in English, most of them start with wh-. In English, they introduce several kinds of clauses: most questions (Where is he going?), interrogative content clauses (I wonder where he's going), certain relative clauses (The country where he was born), and certain adverb clauses (I go where he goes). These uses are all found in various other languages as well. Disputed English grammar denotes disagreement about whether given constructions constitute correct English. ... Verbs in the English language are a lexically and morphologically distinct part of speech which describes an action, an event, or a state. ... This is a paradigm of English verbs, that is, a set of conjugation tables, for the model regular verbs and for some of the most common irregular verbs. ... English has a large number of irregular verbs. ... In the English language, a modal auxiliary verb is an auxiliary verb (or helping verb) that can modify the grammatical mood (or mode) of a verb. ... In English as in many other languages, the passive voice is the form of a transitive verb whose grammatical subject serves as the patient, receiving the action of the verb. ... The English language once had an extensive declension system similar to modern German or Icelandic. ... The personal pronouns of English can have various forms according to gender, number, person, and case. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A compound is a word composed of more than one free morphemes. ... An honorific is something that is attached to the name but is not normally used elsewhere, e. ... This article is focused mainly on usage of English relative clauses. ... Look up gender in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the journal, see Linguistics (journal). ... Function words are words that have little lexical meaning or have ambiguous meaning, but instead serve to express grammatical relationships with other words within a sentence, or specify the attitude or mood of the speaker. ... In grammar, a clause is a word or group of words ordinarily consisting of a subject and a predicate, although in some languages and some types of clauses, the subject may not appear explicitly. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Question (disambiguation). ... In grammar, a content clause is a subordinate clause that provides content implied by, or commented upon by, its main clause. ... A relative clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a noun. ... An adverbial clause is a clause that functions as an adverb. ...


List of interrogative words in English:

  • interrogative determiner
    • which, what
    • whose (interrogative possessive determiner)
  • interrogative pro-form
    • interrogative pronoun
      • who, whom (human)
      • what, which (nonhuman)
    • interrogative pro-adverb
      • where (location)
      • whence (source)
      • whither (goal)
      • when (time)
      • how (manner)
      • why, wherefore (reason)
      • whether (choice between alternatives)

p For the function in NP structure, see Determiner (function). ... A pro-form is a function word that substitutes a word, phrase, clause, or sentence whose meaning is recoverable from the context, and it is used to avoid redundant expressions. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a pro-form that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase with or without a determiner, such as you and they in English. ... Look up who in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Interrogative word - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (114 words)
In linguistics, an interrogative word is a function word used to introduce an interrogative clause.
Interrogative words are also called wh-word because in English, most of them start with wh-.
), interrogative content clauses (I wonder where he's coming), certain relative clauses (The country where he was born), and certain adverb clauses (I go where he goes).
Question - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1159 words)
In Chinese, the word order remains the same for questions as for statements, with the particle added to create a wh-interrogative in situ.
The words who, whom, whose, what and why, can all be considered to come from a single Old English word hwā, reflecting its masculine and feminine nominative (hwā), dative(hwām), genitive(hwæs), neuter nominative(hwæt), and instrumental of all genders (hwȳ, later hwī) respectively.
Other interrogative words, such as which, how, where, as well as the now archaic whither derive either from compounds (which coming from a compound of hwā[what, who] and lic[like]), or other words from the same root (how deriving from hū).
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