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3.8: "Wh–" Question/Interrogative Sentence

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    “Wh-“ Questions Video

    Instructor’s Video: Wh Question Sentences

    Hindi English Uses
    क्या What To find out the object of a verb
    कौन Who To find out the subject (human) of a verb
    किसको Whom To find out beneficiary in a sentence
    किसका / किसकी / किसके Whose For possession
    कौन सा / सी / से Which To select one
    कब When For time
    कहाँ Where For place
    क्यों Why For reason
    कैसा / कैसी / कैसे How For situation/condition and quality
    कितना/ कितनी / कितने How many/much For quantity

    Test Yourself

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    Formation of “Wh-” Question Sentences

    In Hindi, to form a wh-question sentence, we should simply replace that part of a sentence by an appropriate question word.

    For example:

    • यह एक फल है| This is a fruit. — यह क्या है ? What is this?
    • राकेश मेरा भाई है | Rakesh is my brother — कौन मेरा भाई है ? Who is my brother?
    • मैं भारत से हूँ | I am from India. — मैं कहाँ से हूँ ? Where am I from?
    • राकेश मेरा भाई है | Rakesh is my brother. — राकेश किसका भाई है ? Whose brother is Rakesh?
    • तुम ठीक हो | You are okay. — तुम कैसे हो ? How are you?
    • यहाँ दस विद्यार्थी हैं | Ten students are here. — यहाँ कितने विद्यार्थी हैं ? How many students are here?

    Activity

    Please change the following positive sentences into wh-question/interrogative sentences.

      Positive Sentences Wh-question/Interrogative Sentence
    1 मेरा नाम रजनी है |  
    2 मेरी माँ का नाम कमला है |  
    3 मैं उन्नीस साल की हूँ |  
    4 मेरा फ़ोन नंबर 555-xxx-xxxx है |  
    5 वह हिन्दुस्तान से है |  
    6 यह मेरा छोटा भाई है |  
    7 यहाँ पाँच किताबें हैं |  
    8 मैं अच्छी हूँ |  
    9 यह एक बड़ा शहर है |  
    10 भारत की राजधानी दिल्ली है |  

    Test Yourself

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    Please read the following conversation and click on the question words.

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    Please match the followings

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    Please choose the correct response of the following prompts

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    धन्यवाद !


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