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  6. W-family words - Why & How
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W-Family Type Questions

W-family includes words - What, Which, Where, When, Why, How, Who, Whom, Whose etc. Questions which start with the W-family words are known as W-family type questions. In such questions, interrogator asks certain information. Reply of such questions is not possible by saying only Yes or No.

W-family meiN shabd shaamil hai - What, Which, Where, When, Why, How, Who, Whom, Whose etc. Ve prashnA jo W-family ke shabdoN se shuru hote hai, W-family prakaar ke prashnA kahalaate hai. Aise prashno meN, prashnakartaa kuchh jaankaaree chaahataa hai. Aise prashno kaa jawaab Haan yaa Na meiN denaa sambhav nahee hai.

Normal rule For making Interrogative sentence with W-family words, First you make a simple sentence, then convert it to interrogative form as per the rule of the Tense of the sentence, then put W-family word in the beginning of the sentence. The word of W-family can come in the middle of the sentence also.

W-Family ke interrogative vaakya banaane kaa sadhaaraN niyam - sabase pahale vaakya ko simple tense meiN banaao, phir use us vaakya ke Tense ke niyam ke anusaar interrogative form meiN convert karo aur phir usake aaraambh meiN W-Family kaa koi shabd lagaao.W-family word kaa prayog vaakya ke beech meiN bhee hotaa hai.


Aap London gaye. You went to London
Kyaa aap London gaye? Did you go to London?
Aap London kab gaye? When did you go to London?
Aap London kyoN gaye? Why did you go to London?
Tum London kaun see flight se gaye? You went to London by which flight?

Rule : W-family word + Helping Verb + Subject + Remaining part as per Tense of the Question + ?

What Vs Which

What is generally used for some talk or matter and which is generally used for a thing.

What (Kyaa) sadhaaraNatayaa kisee baat ke liye prayog hotaa hai aur which (Kaun saa/Kaun see) Kisee cheej ke liye prayog hotaa hai.


Maine aapako kal kyaa kahaa? What did I tell you yesterday?
Tum nahee samajhe ho jo maine tumhe kal kahaa. You have not understood what I told you yesterday.
Table jo tumane aaj khareedee, achchhee hai. The table which you purchased today is good.
Tumhaaree kitab kaun see hai? Which is your book?

What is used when choice is to be made from number of options and which is used when choosing from limited options.

What kaa prayog tab karate hai jab bahut se vikalpo meiN se select karanaa ho aur which kaa prayog tab karate hai jab seemit vikalpo meiN se selection karanaa ho.


Tum apane naashate meiN kyaa pasand karoge? What would you like in your breakfast?
Maine sandwich aur paraanThe banaaye hai. Tum kise pasand karoge? I have prepared sandwiches and paranthas. Which would you prefer?
Usake vyavahaar par tumhaaree kyaa raay hai? What is your opinion on his behaviour?
Indian cricket team kaa kaun saa khilaaDee tumhaaraa pasandidaa hai? Which is your favourite player of Indian cricket team?
Tumhaaraa pasandidaa khel kaun saa hai? What is your favourite sport?

Which is used before word 'one' and 'of' and it is also used to identify certain people out of a group of people.

Which kaa prayog shabd 'one' aur 'of' se pahale hotaa hai aur isakaa prayog kisee group se logo ko pahachaan karane ke liye bhee hotaa hai.


Iname se kaun see car tum chalaanaa pasand karoge? Which one of the following cars, you would like to drive?
Is photograph meiN tumhaaraa boy friend kaun hai? Which is your boy friend in this photograph?
Is class meiN 40 student hai. Tumhaaraa beTaa kaun saa hai? There are 40 students in this class. Which one is your son?
Raat 11.30 baje kaun saa Dhaabaa khulaa hai? Which of the Dhaabaa is open at 11.30 pm?

What is used when we ask about someone's job or function.

What kaa prayog peshe (profession) ke baare meiN baat karane meiN prayog hotaa hai.


Tumhaaraa dhandaa kyaa hai? What is your profession?
Tum kyaa bananaa chaahoge- doctor yaa engineer? What would you like to be - a doctor or an engineer?
Tumhaare pitaa jee kyaa hai (kyaa karate hai)? What is your father?
Us company meiN vah kyaa hai (kyaa pad/post hai)? What is he in that company?

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