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OVERVIEW OF PRONOUN WHO

1. — what or which person or people — used when you do not know the name or identity of a person or group of people that you are talking about or asking about ▪ Who will be the next president? ▪ Who is standing next to you in this photo? ▪ I didn’t know who he was. ▪ Find out who they are. ▪ I wonder who else signed up. ▪ Who should walk in (meaning, who do you think walked in) when we least expected it? My parents! ▪ She isn’t sure who she talked to.

2. — used to question a person’s character or authority ▪ Who are they to tell us what to do? (meaning, what makes them think they can tell us what to do?) ▪ Who do you think you are? (meaning, what gives you the right to say or do this?) ▪ Who do you think you’re talking to? (meaning, what gives you the right to speak to me in this (rude) manner?)

3 — used in questions that are meant to say that no one would or would not do something, know something, etc. ▪ They may come or not. Who cares? (meaning, no one cares; I don’t care) ▪ Of course I would love to win a million dollars. Who wouldn’t? (meaning, anyone would) ▪ “Are they coming?” “Who knows?” (meaning, no one knows; I don’t know) ▪ Who are we kidding? (meaning, we aren’t kidding/fooling anyone)


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