Words (Using Questions) 01
To enquire about the location of a waterfall you would use a question word. You might say "WHERE is the waterfall?"

Words (Using Questions) 01

You can use the question words: 'what?', 'where?', 'when?', 'why?', 'who?' and 'how?' to help you plan and structure plots, setting and characters for your English writing.

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  1. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    In the dense forest .......
    Where = in the forest = location/setting
  2. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    The midnight hour was fast approaching .......
    When = midnight = time
  3. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    He waited, just as the message had stated.
    Why = because the message said to do so = reason
  4. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    The spy crept in .......
    Who = the spy = character
  5. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    ....... but the alarm sounded.
    What = the alarm
  6. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    The spy crept in quietly.
    How = how he crept = adverbs answer 'how'
  7. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    The floorboard creaked painfully.
    How = how it creaked = adverb: 'painfully'
  8. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    The old, rusting tractor .......
    What = the tractor
  9. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    ....... lay in the barn at the end of the field .......
    Where = in the barn/end of field = location
  10. Select which of these words is answered by the following.
    ....... because its engine would not start.
    Why = because it would not start = reason

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