In the sentence, "Where is the cat?", what part of speech is the word "where"?

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    Frankly, I think no one knows. You can argue it's an adverb, you can argue that it's a conjunction, you can argue that it's a noun. – Hot Licks Feb 3 '17 at 4:15

"Where" is an adverb telling us 'at what location.'


Wikipedia uses interrogative word or simply question-word. This word class is not contained in the traditional list of word classes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrogative_word

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