Making questions with Wh- words (who, why, etc.)

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The question words, also known as Wh- words, are placed in front of the question.

For example, if the question is:

  • Are you going?

Then, the answer(s) using the wh- words (who, why, when, what, where, and how) would be:

  • When are you going?
  • How are you going? (meaning are you going by car, public transport etc.)
  • Why are you going?
  • Where are you going?
  • What time are you going?
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Past Simple Tense Questions

INFINITIVE
BASIC PAST SIMPLE
I am cold. I was cold.
He is cold. He was cold.
She is cold. She was cold.
It is cold. It was cold.
They are cold. They were cold.

 

Question Form of Past Simple Form of verb ‘To Be’

  • Was I included?
  • Was she at the party?
  • Was he in the car?
  • Was it fun?
  • Were they happy?

Examples of ‘Wh’ Questions with the Past Simple

  • Where was I when this happened?
  • Why was she upset?
  • Who was he talking to?
  • When was it started?
  • What were they supposed to do?