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what is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
what

PronunciationEdit

HomophonesEdit

PronounEdit

Pronoun
what

  1. (question) What is used to ask for information about things.
    What did you see?
    What do you mean?
  2. (question) 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) The thing(s) which: a small amount of something.
    Take what you can find.
    what you made was great.

DeterminerEdit

Determiner
what

  1. (question) What is used to ask about the member(s) of a group.
    What book did you buy?
  2. (relative) What is used to talk about the member(s) of a group.
    What gifts you can give are appreciated.

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
what

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

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

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