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what or where


1.What are you watching?     I’m watching a horror movie.

 2.Where are you working?   I’m working in my office.

3.Where are you cleaning?    I’m cleaning the kitchen

In order to find out the underlined part, we use a question word.

In sentences 1,”a horror movie”  is the object of the sentence and a question word “What” works fine.

In sentence 2,” in my office” is not the object but a modifier, telling the asker the place where I’m working, so a question word “where” is OK.

 What about sentences 3?  “the kitchen” is the object of the sentence.

Is “where” grammatically acceptable as a question word?

Or is there a better interrogative sentence asking what part of the house, or which room is being cleaned?


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