What

Part of speech: adjective

In interrogative construction, asking. For information as to a person or thing.

Part of speech: adjective

How surprising, ridiculous, great, or the like.

Part of speech: pronoun

Which circumstance, event, relation, or the like.

Part of speech:

That which; a double relative.

Part of speech:

In what respect; to what extent.

Part of speech: adverb

In some measure; partly.

Part of speech: adverb

So far as; as well as.

Part of speech: adverb

That; especially in the phrase but what.

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Usage examples "what":

  1. Don't you see what I am now? - "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
  2. What was it, Ned? - "Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic", Victor Appleton.
  3. Who and what he is? - "The Red Symbol", John Ironside.