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What’s your name?
What time is it?
What was the weather like?
I asked her what kind of music she liked.
People sometimes ask me what I’m going to do when I retire.
“I’m worried, Harry.” “What about?”
I told him what the problem was.
She wasn’t quite sure what she was going to say.
We suddenly realized what was happening.
I haven’t even thought about what I’m going to wear to the dinner.
Poor Kevin! He doesn’t know what to do.
“Turn the radio down!” “What?”
What awful weather we’ve been having!
What a nice surprise!
What a nuisance for you, having to make all these changes.
What! You mean he can’t read or write?
What! Are they still in bed?
You’ll have to pay rent, which is, what, about $600 a month or something like that.
The problem is we’re all so busy right now – with conferences and what have you.
Do you want to go down to the mall now, or what?
Is this guy stupid, or what?
“But they’re living together and they aren’t married.” “Well, what of it?”
“She didn’t invite us to the party.” “So what? I don’t care.”
Of course, some people will criticize you, but what does it matter?
What if something goes wrong?
It sounds like a good offer, but what if it’s a trick?
Well, what if she’s young as long as she’s qualified to do the job.
Chrysanthemums are such beautiful flowers, and what’s more they are very easy to grow.
He’s worked in the insurance business all his life, so he knows what’s what.
The police are having a difficult time, what with all the drugs and violence on our streets.
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