when

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationshwɛn/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/hwɛn, wɛn; unstressed hwən, wən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hwen, wen; unstressed hwən, wən)


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when

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
conj
  1. [tell me, let me know] when you
  2. I'm not sure when they're [coming]
  3. will [come] when you [ask, finish, want]
  4. when [hell freezes over, pigs fly]
  5. when in doubt
  6. [powerful, significant, explosive] when [combined, mixed]
  7. many [believe, think] this, when in fact
  8. when I was [little, younger, a child, five]
  9. when you [consider, think] (that)
  10. when you (stop and) think about it
  11. [act, think] carefully when dealing with
  12. there [may, will] come a day when
  13. the dog barks when I get [home, up, angry]
adv
  1. when will you (ever) [learn, grow up]?
  2. when will you [stop, come, decide, leave, finish]?
  3. when are you going to [stop]?
  4. how do you know when to [stop]?
  5. when will you be [arriving, coming]?
n
  1. the whens and whys (of)
  2. the where and when of the [incident, accident, outbreak]
  3. the what, when and where (of)
  4. [get to, find out, discover] the where and when
additional examples
  1. the whens and whys (of)
  2. when will you (ever) [learn, grow up]?
  3. the where and when of the [incident, accident, outbreak]
  4. when will you [stop, come, decide, leave, finish]?
  5. the what, when and where (of)
  6. when are you going to [stop]?
  7. [get to, find out, discover] the where and when
  8. how do you know when to [stop]?
  9. [tell me, let me know] when you
  10. when will you be [arriving, coming]?
  11. I'm not sure when they're [coming]
  12. will [come] when you [ask, finish, want]
  13. when [hell freezes over, pigs fly]
  14. when in doubt
  15. [powerful, significant, explosive] when [combined, mixed]
  16. many [believe, think] this, when in fact
  17. when I was [little, younger, a child, five]
  18. [my daughter, he's] at an age when
  19. when you [consider, think] (that)
  20. when you (stop and) think about it
  21. [act, think] carefully when dealing with
  22. there [may, will] come a day when
  23. the dog barks when I get [home, up, angry]
  24. when [and, or] where
  25. Say when.
'when' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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