Interrogative Pronoun: a Question Word
There are five main interrogative pronouns–
Among these, the word-
- ‘whom’ is the subjective form of ‘who’.
- ‘whose’ can be used as an interrogative pronoun or possessive pronoun.
Examples of Interrogative pronoun
Here are some examples of interrogative pronouns.
Interrogative pronouns are in green colour.
- Who gave you that book?
- Who carried the accessories of the car?
- Who broke the yellow designed vase?
- Who stood first in the sixth standard?
- Whose was that book?
- Whose dress was that?
- Whose essay are we going to copy?
- Whose mobile is in your hand?
- Whom did you meet?
- Whom will she choose for our cricket team?
- Whom are you going to call for a birthday celebration?
- Whom does she ask a question?
We use ‘who’ to ask name and family; as,
- Who are you?
- Who was in your house?
- Who is arguing with you?
2) We use ‘what’ for things only; as,
- What is bitter than bitter gourd?
- What did you tell?
- What are you asking?
- What do you know about lightweight iron?
3) We use ‘what’ to ask about the profession of a person.
- What is your father?
- What is your name?
- What is he?
4) We use ‘which’ for things as well as persons.
It is used for questioning concerning limited number; as,
- Which of those pens is yours?
- Which is the correct answer among these?
- Which is the right person for this job?
- Which student didn’t obey the teacher?
- Which book can you give?
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• Possessive Pronouns
• Reflexive Pronouns
• Emphatic Pronouns
• Relative Pronouns
• Demonstrative Pronouns
• Indefinite Pronouns
• Distributive Pronouns