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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

In linguistics, what is this group of "categories" called?

In the English language for example, there are at least eight fundamental words that are used for asking different things -- who, what, why, where, when, how, whose, and which. Respectively, they refer to [a person, a thing, a reason, a place, a time, a manner/condition, a possession, and a choice] to say the least of how each can be used. What are the nouns inside the square brackets actually called as a group? 

Update:

I didn't mean the interrogatives, I'm asking about the things they refer to.

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  • Cara
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The subject of the question.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They are adverbs of interrogation (aka interrogative adverbs)

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  • Petter
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Interrogative word or interrogatives.

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