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Meaning of "WH question" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WH QUESTION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WH QUESTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wh question is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WH QUESTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of WH question in the English dictionary

The definition of WH question in the dictionary is a question in English to which an appropriate answer is to give information rather than to answer "yes" or "no": typically introduced by the word who, which, what, where, when, or how Also called: information question.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WH QUESTION

Wetterhorn
wettest
wettie
wetting
wetting agent
wettish
wetware
WEU
Wexford
wey
Weygand
Weyl
Weymouth
Weymouth pine
wf
WFF
WFTU

WORDS THAT END LIKE WH QUESTION

accreditation
bastion
beyond (all) question
call in question
combustion
congestion
digestion
exhaustion
good question
heat of combustion
in question
indigestion
ingestion
open question
out of the question
pop the question
put the question
question
suggestion
trick question
yes/no question

Synonyms and antonyms of WH question in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «WH question» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WH QUESTION

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The translations of WH question from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «WH question» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

WH问题
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

WH pregunta
570 millions of speakers

English

WH question
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क सवाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السؤال WH
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

WH вопрос
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

WH pergunta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

WH প্রশ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

question WH
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Soalan WH
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

WH Frage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

WHの質問
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

WH 질문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitakonan WH
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

câu hỏi WH
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

WH கேள்வி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

WH प्रश्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

WH soru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

WH domanda
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

WH pytanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

WH питання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

WH întrebare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

WH ερώτηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

WH vraag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

WH fråga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

WH spørsmål
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of WH question

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WH QUESTION»

The term «WH question» is normally little used and occupies the 126.940 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WH QUESTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about WH question

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WH QUESTION»

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The Teacher's Grammar of English with Answers: A Course Book ...
Notice that there are various constituents in (34) that could be questioned with a wh- question. For instance, we could pose a question about the subject NP (the boy), as in (35a), or we could ask about the object NP (his bicycle) with (35b).
Ron Cowan, 2008
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On the Typology of Wh-questions
I propose that particles like ne are in fact present to indicate that the clause type of the sentence is a wh-question. Let's call this kind of particles Typing Particles. 10 They serve to indicate clause types of sentences. Now the next question is ...
Lisa Lai Shen Cheng, 1997
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Quantification: A Cross-linguistic Perspective
Under this view, the existential force of the wh-word is ultimately contributed to the property description constituting the semantic value of the wh-question; this contribution is highlighted in (74b). (74) The View that Wh-Words are Existential ...
Lisa Matthewson, 2008
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Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees
... of replies to Wh-questions. The majority of the experimenters (58%) participated in more than one Wh-question sample. The preparation of the experimenters for the Wh-question study included discussion of the purpose of each step of the ...
R. Allen Gardner, Beatrix T. Gardner, Thomas E. Van Cantfort, 1989
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Discourse in Context: Contemporary Applied Linguistics
4 Yes/no questions were excluded (including do you know/remember wh- question, can you tell/remind person wh-question, can you imagine wh-question, can Iask wh-question, does it say wh-question, is that wh-question), as were other ...
John Flowerdew, 2014
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The Syntactic Phenomena of English
Wh-question b. Who were you Halking to? b'. Which professors assigned which students what ^paper topics? Alternative question c. Did the Yankees win or Mose? c'. Who won — the Yankees or the xRed Sox? Tag question d. The Yankees ...
James D. McCawley, 1998
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Grammar for Teachers: A Guide to American English for Native ...
Wh-Question. Words. who what when where why which how There are two types of noun clauses derived from questions, wh-question word noun clauses and yes /no noun clauses. The wh-question words introduce noun clauses derived from ...
Andrea DeCapua, 2008
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The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping
2.7.6.1 The Semantics ofWh-Questions: Basic Background Before we can address how the meaning of a wh-question is computed, we must first adopt some view as to what the meaning of such a question is. Although the answer to this ...
Seth Cable, 2010
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English Grammar: A Function-Based Introduction
That missing element is then made the interrogative focus of the WH-question, typically pointing to the subject, object, verb, predicate, adverb, indirect object, time, place, manner, reason, etc. In principle, any constituent of the clause — a noun ...
Talmy Givón, 1993
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Analogy, Levelling, Markedness: Principles of Change in ...
The principle of question/ answer congruence (PQA C) It is a well-known fact that a focus in the answer correlates (ideally)24 with a wh word in the preceding wh question. This effect has made wh questions a favorite test for focus. Why should  ...
Aditi Lahiri, 2003

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WH QUESTION»

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WH Question Cards - Pro: Who, What, When, Where, Why by Super …
This educational app from Super Duper Publications teaches students how to correctly ask and answer WHO-WHAT-WHEN-WHERE-WHY questions. It has four ... «PadGadget, Sep 14»

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