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Waysofaskingquestionsandmakingrequests

anyway

ADVERB

usedforaskingabouttherealreasonforsomething

whathas/willbecomeof
usedforaskingwhathashappenedtosomeoneorsomething,becauseyouhavenotseenthemforalongtime,orwhatwill
happentothem,becauseyouareworriedaboutthem

dowith
usedforaskingwhatarrangementssomeonemakesforsomething

dowith
usedforaskingwheresomeoneputssomething

dowith
usedforaskinghowsomeoneusessomething

whatsomeonedoeswiththemselves
usedforaskinghowsomeonespendstheirtime

whatissomeonedoingwithsomething?
usedforaskingwhysomeonehassomething

whatsomeoneisgoingtodowithsomeone
usedforaskinghowyouaregoingtomakesomeonebehavebetter

whatsgotintosomeone?
usedforaskingwhysomeoneisbehavinginanunusualorannoyingway

wherehassomething/someonegotto?
usedforaskingwheresomethingorsomeoneis

what(has)happenedtosomething
usedforaskingwheresomethingis

what/whateverhappenedtosomeone
usedforaskingwheresomeoneisnowandwhattheyaredoing

what/whateverhappenedtosomething
usedforaskingwhysomethingdoesnothappenorexistnow

how

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingortalkingaboutthemethodofdoingsomething

how

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingortalkingaboutthewaythatsomeonebehavesorthewaythatsomethinghappens

how

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingortalkingaboutthewayinwhichonethingisdifferentfromorsimilartoanother

how

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingortalkingaboutthewaythatsomeoneorsomethinglooksorsounds

how

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingorsayingwhatquantity,distance,ageetcsomethingis,ortowhatdegreesomethingistrue

how

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingwhatsomeonethinksaboutanexperience

innit
awayofsayingisntit?

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ADVERB

usedformakingarequestmorepolite

keep

VERB

usedforaskingifsomeoneiswell

kindly

ADVERB

usedforaskingsomeonetodosomething,especiallywhenyouaretryingtohidethefactthatyouareannoyed

kindly

ADVERB

usedformakingapoliterequest

may

MODALVERB

usedwhenmakingapoliterequestoroffer

maybe

ADVERB

usedforaskingsomeonetodosomething,withoutsayingdirectlythatyouwantthemtodoit

might

MODALVERB

usedforverypolitelyaskingpermissiontodosomething

not

ADVERB

usedforformingaquestionwhenyouexpecttheanswertobeyes

not

ADVERB

usedforformingquestionsthatshowyouthinksomeoneshouldhavedonesomething

perchance

ADVERB

anoldwordmeaningperhapsorbyanychance

perhaps

ADVERB

usedwhenyouaremakingasuggestion,givingadvice,ormakingapoliterequest

please

INTERJECTION

usedasapolitewayofaskingforsomethingorofaskingsomeonetodosomething

please

INTERJECTION

usedforaskingsomeonetostopdoingsomethingannoying

possibly

ADVERB

usedforaskingsomeonetodosomethingthatyouthinkmightnotbeconvenientforthem

pray

ADVERB

usedforaskingaquestionorfortellingsomeonetodosomething

prithee

INTERJECTION

anoldwordmeaningplease

trouble

VERB

usedformakingapoliterequest

well

INTERJECTION

usedforaskingaquestionorforaskingforanexplanation

what

ADVERB,DETERMINER,INTERJECTION,PREDETERMINER,PRONOUN

usedforaskingwhichthing,action,orideasomethingis,orwhichtypeofthing,action,orideasomethingis

when

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingatwhattimesomethinghappens

when

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskinginwhatkindofsituationsomethinghappens

whence

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

anoldorliterarywordmeaningfromwhere

where

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingwhatplacesomeoneorsomethingisin,orwhatplacetheygoto

where

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingaboutorreferringtoasituationorapointinaprocess,discussion,storyetc

where

ADVERB,CONJUNCTION

usedforaskingorsayingwhattheoriginofsomethingis

whereabouts

ADVERB

usedforaskingwheresomeoneorsomethingis,especiallywhenyouarenotexpectingaveryexactanswer

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DETERMINER,PRONOUN

usedforaskingforaspecificchoicefromalimitednumberofpossibilities

whither

ADVERB

anoldwordmeaningtowhichplace

whither

ADVERB

awordusedforaskingwhatwillhappentosomethinginthefuture

why

ADVERB

usedforaskingthereasonforsomething

yes

ADVERB

usedforaskingsomeonewhattheywant,forexampleinashop.Yescansoundimpoliteifitisexpressedasaquestion

afteryou
usedforaskingsomeoneifyoucanuseorhavesomethingwhentheyhavefinishedwithit

anychanceof...?
usedforaskingsomeonetogiveyousomethingordosomethingforyou

anyluck?
usedforaskingsomeoneiftheywereabletogetordosomething

anyrequests?
usedforaskingsomeoneiftheywantanything

apennyforyourthoughts
usedforaskingsomeonewhattheyarethinkingabout

byanychance
usedwhenyouareaskingquestionstofindoutwhethersomethingistrue

(do)youmean...?
usedforsayingwhatsomeoneelsehassaidusingdifferentwords,asawayofaskingthemifyouhaveunderstooditcorrectly

doyouthink...?
usedforaskingsomeonepolitelytodosomething

doyouthink...?
usedforaskingsomeonesopinion

excuseme
usedforpolitelyaskingsomeonetomovesothatyoucangetpastthem

handsup
usedforaskingpeopletotellyouiftheywantsomething

handsup
usedforaskingpeopletotellyouiftheyknowtheanswertoaquestion

happentodosomething
usedforaskingsomethingpolitely

(hasthe)catgotyourtongue?
usedwhensomeonedoesnotspeakwhenyouexpectthemto

howstricks?
usedwhenyoumeetsomeonetoaskhowtheyare

howabout...?
usedforaskingaboutanotheraspectofthesituationthatyouhavestartedtodiscuss

howabout...?
usedforaskingaboutanotherpersonorthing,inadditiontotheonesthathavealreadybeenmentioned

howareyouplacedfordoingsomething?
usedforaskingwhethersomeonecandosomething

howareyouplacedforsomething?
usedforaskingwhethersomeonehasenoughofsomething

howdoyoulike...?
usedforaskingsomeonefortheiropinionortheirreactiontosomething

howdoyoumean?
usedforaskingsomeonetoexplainwhattheyhavesaid

howissomeone(doing)?
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usedforaskingaboutsomeoneshealth

howmany
usedforaskingortalkingaboutthenumberofpeople,thingsetcthatthereare

howmuch
usedforaskingorsayingwhattheamountofsomethingis

howmuchis/are...?
usedforaskingthepriceofsomething

Idontsuppose
usedasapolitewayofmakingarequestoraskingaquestion,whenyouarenotsurethatyouwillgetapositiveanswer

inaidof
usedforaskingwhatsomethingisfororwhysomethingishappening

Iwant...
usedasadirectandratherrudewayofaskingforsomething.ThepolitephraseisIwouldlike...

Iwonderif/whether
apolitewayofaskingsomeoneforsomethingsuchasinformationortheiropinion,oraskingthemtodosomething

Iwouldbeobliged(if)
usedwhenyouareaskingsomeonepolitelytodosomething

Iwouldntmindsomething
usedforaskingforsomethingpolitely

letshearit
usedfortellingsomeonetosaywhattheyarethinking

letssee
usedforaskingsomeonetoshowyousomething

lostyourtongue?
usedforaskingsomeonewhytheyarenotsayinganything,especiallywhentheyusuallysaywhattheythink

orwhat?
usedattheendofaquestionwhenyouareimpatienttofindoutwhatisreallyhappening

seeyourway(clear)todosomething
usedwhenyouareaskingsomeoneiftheywouldbewillingtodosomething

howarethings/howsitgoing/howareyoudoing?
usedforaskingsomeoneabouttheirprogressortheirgeneralsituation

howso?/howsthat?
usedforaskingsomeonetoexplainthereasonforthestatementtheyhavejustmade

isit/woulditbepossible?
usedforaskingpolitelyifyoucandosomethingorhavesomething

I/weetcwouldappreciateitif...
usedforpolitelyaskingsomeonetodosomething,especiallywhenyouareslightlyannoyed

I/wewouldbegratefulif...
usedforaskingsomeoneformallyandpolitelytodosomething

(just)asamatterofinterest/(just)outofinterest
usedforsayingthatyouareaskingaquestionbecauseyouareinterestedinfindingouttheanswerandnotforanyotherreason

perhapssomeonewouldcaretodosomething/wouldsomeonecaretodosomething?
usedforaskingsomeonetodosomething,inawaythatshowsthatyouareangryorupset

whatnow?/nowwhat?
usedforaskingwhatshouldbedonenext

what(onearth)/whateverpossessedyou(todosomething)
usedforaskingsomeonewhytheydidsomethingwhenyouthinktheymadeaseriousmistake

what/where/whendoyouthink?
usedforaskingforsomeonesopinion

what/where/whenetcexactly
usedforaskingsomeoneformoredetailsaboutsomething

what/who/whereetcmight...?
usedforaskingsomeonetotellyousomething,especiallywhenyouthinktheydonotwanttotellyou

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who/what/whereetcdoyousuppose?
usedforaskingsomeonewhattheythinkaboutsomething

wouldyoubesogoodas/wouldyoubegoodenoughtodosomething
usedforaskingsomeoneverypolitelytodosomething

sorrytobotheryou
usedforpolitelyaskingsomeonetodosomethingforyou,especiallysomeoneyoudonotknow

tellme
usedwhenyouaregoingtoaskaquestion

whatsdoing?
usedforaskingwhateventsaretakingplace

whatseatingsomeone?
usedforaskingwhysomeoneisannoyedorunhappy

whatsitworth(toyou)?
usedforaskingsomeonewhatrewardtheywillgiveyouifyoudowhattheywant

whatsyour/his/hergame?
usedforaskingsomeonewhattheirtrueintentionsarewhenyouthinktheyarenotbeinghonest

whatsstoppingyou(fromdoingsomething)?
usedforaskingwhysomeonedoesnotdosomething

whatsthecrack?
usedforaskingsomeonewhatishappeningorwhathashappenedrecently

whatsthedamage?
usedforaskingsomeonehowmuchyouhavetopaythem

whatstherush?
usedforaskingsomeonewhytheyarehurryingtodosomething,andusuallyfortellingthemtoslowdown

whatsup?
usedforaskingwhatiswrong

whats(up)withsomeone?
usedforaskingwhysomeoneisbehavinginastrangeway

whats(up)withsomething?
usedforaskingsomeoneforanexplanationaboutsomething

whatswrong?
usedforaskingwhysomethingsuchasamachineisnotworking

whatswrong?
usedforaskingsomeonewhytheydonotapproveofsomethingyouaredoing

whatswrong?
usedforaskingsomeonewholooksillorsadtotellyouwhatproblemtheyhave

whatdoyoumean?
usedforaskingsomeonetoexplainwhattheyhavesaid

whatdoyouwant?
usedforaskingsomeoneinarudewaywhytheyneedtospeaktoyouortoseeyou

whatfor
usedforaskingthereasonforsomething

whatgives?
usedforaskingwhatishappeninginasituation

whathaveyougottosayforyourself?
usedforaskingsomeonewhatexplanationorexcusetheyhavefortheirbadbehaviour

whatif...?
usedforaskingwhatwouldhappeninaparticularsituation

whatif...?
usedforaskingwhatwouldhappeninaparticularsituation,especiallyanunpleasantsituation

whatisitnow?
usedforaskingsomeonewhattheywantaftertheyhavealreadyaskedyouaboutotherthings.Thisexpressionshowsthatyou
aregettingannoyed

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whatissomeone/somethinglike?
usedforaskingaboutthequalitiesorfeaturesofapersonorthing

whatissomeone/somethingdoing...?
usedforaskingwhysomeoneorsomethingisinaparticularplacebecauseyouthinktheyshouldnotbethere

whatprice...?
usedforaskingwhethersomethingthatsomeonehasachievedwasworthalltheproblemsitcaused

wheredoessomeonegofromhere?
usedforaskingwhatsomeonecandonextinaparticularsituation,especiallyadifficultone

wouldyoubekindenoughtodosomething
usedforaskingsomeonetodosomethinginaverypoliteandformalway

wouldyoucareforsomething
usedforaskingpolitelywhethersomeonewouldlikesomething

wouldyoucaretodosomething
usedforaskingpolitelywhethersomeonewouldliketodosomething

wouldyoumind
usedforaskingpolitelyforsomething

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