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The Sixty W's of Journalism

List all the question words in the English language. Sorted alphabetically.
According to the Collins English Dictionary, not counting alternate spellings.
Try adding "-so", "-ever", and/or prepositions to base words; also, try replacing "Th-" or "H-" in demonstratives with "Wh-". For example, "Howso", "Whereagainst", and "Wheretofore" are good guesses (although they are not in this dictionary).
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Last updated: May 11, 2013
First submittedJanuary 15, 2013
Times taken13,345
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Word
thing questioned
How
manner
Howbeit
manner
(dismissive emphatic)
However
manner (emphatic)
Howsoever
manner
(formal emphatic)
What
thing
Whatever
thing (emphatic)
Whatso
thing
(shortened emphatic)
Whatsoever
thing (formal emphatic)
When
time
Whenas
time considered
Whence
origin
Whenceforth
originating time
Whencever
origin (emphatic)
Whencesoever
origin (formal emphatic)
Whenever
time (emphatic)
Whensoever
time (formal emphatic)
Where
place
Whereabouts
place approximated
Whereafter
thing followed
Whereas
thing considered
Whereat
thing occasioning
Whereby
thing used as manner
Wherefore
thing explaining
Wherefrom
thing departed
Wherein
thing containing
Whereinsoever
thing containing
(emphatic)
Whereinto
thing entered
Whereof
thing referenced
Whereon
thing supporting
Whereout
thing exited
Word
thing questioned
Whereso
place
(shortened emphatic)
Wheresoever
place
(formal emphatic)
Wherethrough
thing traversed
Whereto
thing approached
Whereunder
thing covering
Whereuntil
thing ending
Whereunto
thing affected
Whereupon
thing preceeding
Wherever
place (emphatic)
Wherewith
thing used as means
Whether
proposition
Which
option
Whichever
option (emphatic)
Whichsoever
option (formal emphatic)
Whither
destination
Whithersoever
destination (emphatic)
Whitherward
destination faced
Who
person
Whoever
person (emphatic)
Whom
recipient
Whomever
recipient (emphatic)
Whomso
recipient
(shortened emphatic)
Whomsoever
recipient
(formal emphatic)
Whose
owner
Whosesoever
owner (formal emphatic)
Whosever
owner (emphatic)
Whoso
person
(shortened emphatic)
Whosoever
person
(formal emphatic)
Why
reason
Whyever
reason (emphatic)
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2013
interesting quiz, but some really dumb/useless/archaic words here...
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2013
scored in the 99th percentile, though.
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Level 74
Dec 27, 2015
you are just so fricking amazing
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2017
This actually made me LOL.
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2018
Whosesoever score was above 99% noted it whensoever it was achieved. Whereas, whosever score was merely 98.8% whereupon occasioning upon this quiz, notes it hereby.
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Level 43
Mar 11, 2019
So How and However start with W now?
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Level 85
May 7, 2013
Got tripped up on the whosoever/whosesoever, but your descriptions set me right. Nice one.
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Level 64
May 8, 2013
I did quite well in this, but I have to admit that my first attempt for 'thing (shortened emphatic)' was 'Whatevs'.
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Level 73
May 9, 2013
LMAO Mine too
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Level 66
May 10, 2013
I tried that on several.

There are still two words that no one has gotten. :/
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Level 78
Sep 24, 2018
I hope you rolled your eyes too when you typed it.
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Level 67
May 8, 2013
I have no clue what you're looking for here.
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Level 24
May 8, 2013
I kinda feel like an idiot now...
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2017
Take heart. At least you didn't feel like an idiot prior to taking this quiz. Like me. :-P
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Level 44
May 8, 2013
I would have done better if I had known "emphatic" meant "add -ever to the end"
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Level 53
Aug 30, 2017
And -so. And a bunch of prepositions, especially for 'where'.
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Level 77
May 8, 2013
The epitome of useless information!
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Level 49
Jan 1, 2017
The definition of trivia: "details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value."
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Level 44
May 10, 2013
Whitherward? Has anyone ever actually heard that used in a sentence?
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Level 49
May 12, 2013
At least as often as I've heard "whenceforth" or "howbeit".
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2014
Oh, come on. Don't you like words??
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Level 53
Aug 30, 2017
Whitherward are you looking for an answer?
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Level 68
Nov 14, 2018
It's how you ask for Squidward's destination.
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Level 43
Mar 1, 2014
This makes no sense.
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Level 57
Jul 15, 2014
One of the best! Difficult and interesting!
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Level 72
Nov 7, 2014
Well, I got 42 correct (98th percentile), but I still feel like an idiot for missing which.
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2014
Loved this one. Thanks!
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Level 69
Dec 24, 2014
Got 43... missed 'which', which was kind of easy.
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Level 47
Jan 2, 2015
How doesn't even start with W!!!
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Level 51
Apr 23, 2015
English is just the worst language.
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Level 78
Sep 24, 2018
Try Latin, German, Chinese, Navajo, Estonian.
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Level 17
Apr 29, 2015
It was a worse quiz
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Level 62
Oct 30, 2015
Arg, just realised it didn't say "empathetic" it said "emphatic"! :D
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Level 42
Aug 1, 2016
got 39 which i'm pretty pleased with -but missed 'whether'! i feel so dumb, all the other ones i missed were the more archaic ones for sure. but thats. SO OBVIOUS!
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Level 45
Nov 6, 2016
Very good, and difficult! Also surprised I did better than average especially as I usually get just under average.
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Level 53
Mar 28, 2017
Whereinsoever?! My goodness, English is messed up.
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Level 75
Jul 6, 2017
You forgot werewolf.

"Werewolf?"
"There wolf. There castle."
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Level 62
Aug 11, 2017
Where is "whomst'd've" on this quiz?
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Level 58
Jun 18, 2018
Whatever and however did I miss however and whatever?
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Level 78
Sep 24, 2018
WTF makes 61.
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2019
Whatever indeed
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Level 37
Jun 30, 2019
Sorry,my knowledge is limited to: Who, what. where. when, why.
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2019
Woohoo ! got 39/60 (and 5 stars. you usually dont get 5 stars by beating 65% 80-85% hardly ever gives me more than 4 stars)> I missed the obvious which though.. (and whichever, but that is less obvious). Like the description says, try a lot of prepositions, it goes a long way.