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Interrogative pronoun definition, types and examples

Interrogative pronoun definition, types and examples

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Interrogative pronouns are a type of pronoun used to introduce questions, seeking information about people or things. They replace nouns or noun phrases in order to inquire or gather specific details.

Here are the common interrogative pronouns in English with three examples for each:

  1. Who:

    • "Who is the new employee joining our team?"
    • "Who won the singing competition?"
    • "Who is responsible for this project?"
  2. Whom:

    • "To whom did you lend your phone?"
    • "Whom did she invite to the wedding?"
    • "With whom are you going to the party?"
  3. Whose:

    • "Whose car is blocking the driveway?"
    • "Whose idea was it to start the book club?"
    • "Whose turn is it to do the dishes?"
  4. Which:

    • "Which dress should I wear to the party?"
    • "Which restaurant serves the best pizza in town?"
    • "Which movie did you watch last night?"
  5. What:

    • "What time does the concert start?"
    • "What are your plans for the weekend?"
    • "What is the capital city of France?"


Interrogative pronouns play a crucial role in forming questions and seeking specific information. By utilizing these pronouns effectively, you can engage in meaningful conversations, gather details, and facilitate discussions.


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