Wh- adverb

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A wh- adverb is a wh- word that’s an adverb.[1]

There are four main wh- adverbs in English: how, when, where and why. Each expresses a particular circumstance:


Also included in this group are whence, whereby, wherein, and whereupon.

They can be used as either

  1. Relative adverbs that introduce relative clauses
  2. Interrogative adverbs that introduce wh- questions and wh- statements.

How can also make how phrases with adjectives, e.g. how long.

Contrast wh- pronoun.

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