what are the interrogative pronouns?


What are the interrogative pronouns:


Interrogative pronouns are used to ask questions. what, which, who, whom, and whose are the principal interrogative pronouns. For example: Who won the race yesterday? ‘Who’ is used for persons. To whom did you give the bill? Who is used for persons Whose is this Whose is used for persons to show possession. What is the reply to the last algebra problem? What is used for animals and things Which do you prefer? Which is used for persons, animals, and things. whoever, whomever, whichever, and whatever can also be an interrogative pronouns. The interrogative pronouns with ‘-ever’ are used for emphasis or to show surprise. However, they are quite rare. For example: Whoever doesn’t love us some free time? Another example: Whatever is that? Sentences including interrogative pronouns are always questions, so they always end with a question mark.

Interrogative Pronoun examples:

Interrogative pronoun purpose Example
Whom It uses when a person is an object Whom did you tell about my accident?
Who It uses when the person is subject Who is taking responsibility to deposit the utility bill in the bank?
Which It uses a person or thing and for limited choice which house you are going to buy?
What It uses to ask about something. what is your name, please?
Whose It uses to show possession Whose is this sports car?


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