" A noun does not immediately follow an interrogative pronoun, while an interrogative adjective always comes before a noun."

Please explain me the above sentence with examples..


An Interrogative Pronoun is a pronoun that is used for asking questions.

The common Interrogative Pronouns in English are who, whom, whose, which, what.

1. "What is your name?"

In this sentence, the Interrogative pronoun is what

2. "Which is your book?"

In the sentence, the Interrogative pronoun is which.


In the above examples, we can see that the interrogative pronouns are not immediately followed by a noun


The Interrogative Adjectives (which and what) modify nouns and are used in questions. It is same as interrogative pronouns except the fact that they cannot stand on their own.

Few instances are:

  • Which guidebook should be followed?
  • Which girl were you referring to?

In the above examples, the interrogative adjective which comes before a noun.

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