A1 to, at, or in what place:
Where does he live?
Where are we going?
Now where did I put my glasses?
Where did you put my umbrella?
› in what situation:
- It's difficult choosing where to live.
- You should put the money in a savings account where it will earn interest.
- Look where you're going!
- There were dirty marks on her trousers where she had wiped her hands.
- She's past the age where she needs a babysitter.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- how about...? idiom
- how, what, why, etc. on earth... idiom
- in God's/heaven's name idiom
- what the blazes...? idiom
- what's that (all) about (then)? idiom
- what's the score? idiom
- what/where/how/why the devil idiom
- would you like...? idiom
You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:
Relative pronouns: when, where and whyIn informal language, we often use where, when or why to introduce defining relative clauses instead of at which, on which or for which. …
WhereWhere is a wh-word. We use where to ask questions, as a conjunction and to introduce relative clauses. …
Emphatic questions with wherever and where on earthWe can ask emphatic questions using wherever or where on earth to express shock or surprise. We stress ever and earth: …
Where as a conjunctionWe use where as a conjunction meaning ‘in the place that’ or ‘in situations that’. The clause with where is a subordinate clause and needs a main clause to complete its meaning. If the where clause comes before the main clause, we use a comma: …