Interrogative and relative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs

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Interrogative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs are words that are used in questions that request information other than a simple "yes" or "no". They often correspond to relative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs that refer to instances of the same kinds of information.

English interrogative and relative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs
InterrogativeRelativeType
whowho/thatpronoun
whosewhoseadjective, pronoun
whatwhat/whichpronoun
whichwhich/thatpronoun, adjective
whenwhenadverb (of time), pronoun
wherewhereadverb (of place), pronoun
whywhyadverb (of cause, reason or purpose)
howhowadverb (of manner)
how much/manyhow much/manyadverb of quantity/extent

Spanish also has interrogative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs that correspond to relative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs.


Spanish interrogative and relative pronouns, adjectives and adverbs
InterrogativeRelativeType
¿quién/quiénes?quien, que, el/la/los/las quepronoun
¿cúyo/cúya/cúyos/cúyas?, ¿de quién/quiénes?cuyo/cuya/cuyos/cuyas, de quien/quienesadjective
¿qué?que, el/la/los/las quepronoun
¿cuál/cuáles?cual/cuales, que, el/la/los/las quepronoun, adjective
¿cuándo?cuandoadverb (of time), pronoun
¿dónde?, ¿adónde? ¿de dónde?donde, adonde, a donde, de dondeadverb (of place), pronoun
¿por qué?porque, por queadverb (of cause or reason)
¿para qué?para queadverb (of purpose or goal)
¿cómo?comoadverb (of manner)
¿cuánto/cuánta/cuántos/cuántas?cuanto/cuanta/cuantos/cuantasadjective, adverb of quantity or duration
¿cuán/qué tan/cómo de?-interrogative adverb of degree, extent or measure
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