Correct usage of "what" or "where", when asking for an address

I'd like to know how to form a question correctly regarding someone's address. Should I ask, "What is your address?" or "Where is your address?"

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Feb 19, 2011
by: Ola Zur


You could ask "what is your address?" or "where do you live?"

However, "where is your address" has a slightly different meaning.

Here is an example to demonstrate it:
Let's say you are filling out a form, where you need to write down your address.
When you are finished, the person behind the counter might ask you:
"Where is your address?"
Or in other words: "Where is the piece of paper with your address on it?"

I hope this clears things a bit?

Ola Zur is the editor of, an illustrated guide to English.

Feb 18, 2011
by: Bettina

I guess that you have to ask "What's your address?"

Good job Bettina. You are correct! Let's see what Ola has to say about forming this question. - Diana

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