Interrogative Pronoun

An interrogative pronoun is a pronoun used in order to ask a question.

Often it has no antecedent because the antecedent is unknown. That is why the question is being asked!

In modern English there are five interrogative pronouns:

what, which, who, whom, and whose.

Note that all five words may also be used as relative pronouns. A relative pronoun may be found in a question; an interrogative pronoun is found only in a question.

In addition, these pronouns may take the suffixes -ever and -soever.

Examples (interrogative pronoun in italics):

What did you say?

Who said that?


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