In the sentence "Why did you do that?", what part of speech is "why"?
What part of speech is a question word? Noun, verb, adjective... what?
- thegentle IndianLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
It is an adverb.
That is, words like Why, what, when, how, etc describe how some activity (verb) was done; hence they are called Ad-verbs!Source(s): Well, elementary Grammar, dear Sir!
- BilboLv 710 years ago
In this context it is an adverb.
- Anonymous10 years ago
It is an adverb.Source(s): http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/why