Interrogative Words

interrogativos

Interrogative

Who, what, where, when, why and how. They are commonly used with questions and always have a written accent.

Interrogative Rules and Examples

'Qué' is used instead of 'cuál before a noun. It asks about a description, explanation or definition.

'Quién' refers to people.

'Cuál' is used before the verb 'ser' except when asking for a definition or explanation. 'Cuál' asks about a choice or selection.

'Cuándo' indicates time.

'Cuánto' indicates quantity or intensity.

'Cómo' indicates ways and means.

'Por Qué' asks for a reason or explanation of why.

'Para qué' asks why, or for what purpose, is something being done.

'Dónde' indicates a place or location.

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