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English

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English hwænne.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Conjunction

when

  1. At what time.
    They were told when to sleep.
  2. At such time as.
    I’m happiest when I’m working.
  3. As soon as.
    I’ll do it when I get the time.
  4. At a time in the past,
    It was raining when I came yesterday.

Translations

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Adverb

when (not comparable)

Positive
when

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. At what time.
    When will they arrive? (direct question)
    Do you know when they'll arrive? (indirect question)

Usage notes

  • used interrogatively, in either a direct or indirect question

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Pronoun

when

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) What time; which time
    Since when do I need your permission?

Translations

Noun

Singular
when

Plural
-

when (-)
  1. The time.
    A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.

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