what

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what is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
what

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Pronoun[change]

Pronoun
what

  1. What is used to ask for information about things.
    What did you see?
    What do you mean?
  2. What is used to add a clause with more information.
    I don't know what you mean.
    I'll tell you what to do.
    I'll see what I can do to help.
  3. (relative) What is used when you want to describe something instead of naming it.
    Take what you can find.
    Can I see what you did?
    I could change it if that's what you want.

Determiner[change]

Determiner
what

  1. What is used to ask for information.
    What book did you buy?
  2. (relative) What is used to add a clause with more information.
    I don't know what problems you mean.
    I'll tell you what button to push.
    I'll see what food I can give.

Adjective[change]

Positive
what

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (exclamation) used to show that you feel strongly about something.
    What a great book this is!