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Definición de “what” en inglés

what

pronoun, exclamation (QUESTION)    /wɒt/ US  /wɑːt/ informal
used to ask someone to say something again: "I think we should leave at twelve." "What?" "I said I think we should leave at twelve."Question words and expressions Gramática:ExclamationsWe use exclamations to express surprise or shock or a strong emotion about something. The type of phrase or clause associated with exclamations is called exclamative.See moreGramática:What …!We can use what + noun phrase ((+ verb) (+ tag)):See moreGramática:How …!We often use how followed by an adjective only:See moreGramática:Exclamatives with interrogative formWe sometimes make an exclamation using interrogative (question) word order:See moreGramática:Questions: interrogative pronouns (what, who)We use interrogative pronouns to ask questions. They are: who, which, whom, what and whose. These are also known as wh-words. Questions using these are called wh-questions:See moreGramática:Interrogative pronouns: usesWe use who and whom on their own:See moreGramática:WhatWhat is a wh-word. We use what to ask questions and as a pronoun and determiner.See moreGramática:What as a question wordWe can use what to ask for information about things and actions:See moreGramática:What meaning ‘please repeat’We can use what in informal situations to ask someone to repeat something if we don’t hear it or understand it:See moreGramática:Emphatic questions with whatever and what on earthWe can ask emphatic questions using whatever or what on earth to express shock or surprise. We stress ever and earth:See moreGramática:What as a pronounWe can use what as a pronoun to mean ‘the thing(s) that’:See moreGramática:What as a determinerWe can use what in exclamations to express a strong feeling or opinion. In this case, we use what as a determiner before a noun or before a/an (+ adjective) + noun:See moreGramática:What … for?We can use what … for? in two ways. We can use it in informal situations to mean why?:See moreGramática:What: typical errorsSee more
(Definition of what pronounexclamation (QUESTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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