When will we leave?
She stopped short when she ought to have continued.
I'll call you when I get there.
In the spring, when the snow melts.
We came a week ago, since when we've been very busy.
Since when has this been going on?
Have they decided the where and when?
When the wind blows, all the doors rattle.
How can he get good grades when he won't study?
The when and where of his arrest.
She smiles when you praise her.
To complain when there's no reason to do so.
When did they leave? he asked when he should go.
A time when people must speak out.
When I was young, I was sick all the time.
Where were you on the night when the murder took place?
An example of when is the time at which you go to the store.
An example of when is the point in time that the runners started running.
I knew him when.
When do you double the final consonant?
When shall I stop pouring?
The runners started when the gun went off.
How can he help when they won't let him?
They told us when to eat.
When we were at college.
Until when will you stay?
When will they arrive?
Do you know when they arrived?
Do you know when they will arrive?
Do you know when they arrive?
He's mister high and mighty now, but I remember him when.
I'm happiest when I'm working.
I'll do it when I get the time.
It was raining when I came yesterday.
Since when do I need your permission?
A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.
Other Word Forms
Origin of when
- Middle English from Old English hwenne kwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English when(ne), whan(ne), from Old English hwenne, hwænne, hwonne (“when"), from Proto-Germanic *hwannÄ“ (“at what time, when"), from Proto-Indo-European *kÊ·o-, *kÊ·i- (“interrogative base"). Cognate with Dutch wanneer (“when") and wen (“when, if"), German wann (“when") and wenn (“when, if"), Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌽 (Æ•an, “when, how"), Latin quandō (“when"). More at who.
- Interjection sense: a playful misunderstanding of "say when" (i.e. say when you want me to stop) as "say [the word] when".