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A question in English introduced by a wh-word and requiring more information in reply than simply yes or no.
- ‘Many of these questions are wh-questions (who, where, why) as differentiated from mothers' preference for yes/no questions.’
- ‘As reported earlier in this paper, fathers use both unmitigated directives and wh-questions (which could serve to extend children's topics) more frequently than do mothers.’
- ‘There are eight wh-questions, which, what, who, whom, whose, when, where and why and to this list we usually add how as they are all used to elicit particular kinds of information.’
- ‘Asking ‘wh-questions’ (why, what etc.) would be fatal as it will inevitably invite shoe-beats.’
- ‘De Villiers found that deaf students between 6 and 14 years of age almost always produced the right kind of wh-question for the appropriate situation.’
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