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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?

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  • 10 years ago
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    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!
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    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?

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  • Bilbo
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    10 years ago

    In this context it is an adverb.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It is an adverb.

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