who pronoun (QUESTIONS)
Who did this?
Who are all those people?
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- how about...? idiom
- how, what, why, etc. on earth... idiom
- in God's/heaven's name idiom
- what the blazes...? idiom
- what's that (all) about (then)? idiom
- what's the score? idiom
- what/where/how/why the devil idiom
- would you like...? idiom
who pronoun (USED TO REFER)
This is Gabriel, who I told you about.
- We need a mayor who is tough enough to clean up this town.
- There seems to be some confusion over who is actually giving the talk.
- She's part of a team of scientists who are engaged on/upon cancer research.
- Have the police got the man who did it yet?
- People who work in the trade can buy their books at a discount.
Questions: interrogative pronouns (what, who)We use interrogative pronouns to ask questions. They are: who, which, whom, what and whose. These are also known as wh-words. Questions using these are called wh-questions: …
Who, whomWho and whom are wh-words. We use them to ask questions and to introduce relative clauses. …
Emphatic questions with whoever and who on earthWe can ask emphatic questions using whoever or who on earth to express shock or surprise. We stress ever and earth: …
Who in relative clausesWe use who as a relative pronoun to introduce a relative clause about people: …
WhomWhom is the object form of who. We use whom to refer to people in formal styles or in writing, when the person is the object of the verb. We don’t use it very often and we use it more commonly in writing than in speaking. …
Relative pronounsRelative pronouns introduce relative clauses. The most common relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, which, that. The relative pronoun we use depends on what we are referring to and the type of relative clause. …
Relative pronouns: whoWe use who in relative clauses to refer to people, and sometimes to pet animals. We use it to introduce defining and non-defining relative clauses: …
No relative pronounIn informal styles, we often leave out the relative pronoun. We only do this in defining relative clauses, and when the relative pronoun is the object of the verb. We don’t leave out the relative pronoun when it is the subject of the verb nor in non-defining relative clauses: …