What is the difference between an interrogative adjective and an interrogative pronoun?
An interrogative adjective asks a question and describes a noun
An interrogative pronoun asks a question, but stands alone (ie, does not describe a noun).
"Which colour looks better?"
Here, "which" is an interrogative adjective, as it is describing the noun "colour".
"What should I buy you for Christmas?"
Here, "what" is an interrogative pronoun as it is asking a question,
but is NOT modifying a noun; it stands alone.
Some more examples of interrogative adjectives:
- "Whose car is that?"
- "What material is it that you are using?"
- "Which kangaroo jumps higher?"
Some more examples of interrogative pronouns:
- "Who is that?"
- "What are you doing?"