Wh-Questions – Who…?

Syntax

Wh-Questions always begin with one of the Wh-Question Words (Interrogative pronouns), which show what kind of information is wanted.

These pronouns usually act as the subject or object of the clause. To ask for the subject of the action we usually use the pronoun Who.

The pronoun Who is an interrogative pronoun and coincides with the third person and it acts as subject of the sentence.

WHO VERB*
REST OF THE SENTENCE
Who cleans your house?
Who bought these apples?
Who has done it?
Who can swim?
Who has a cat?

*Verb in third person singular

  • Who works at the Red Cross?
  • Who needs help?
  • Who belongs to a political party?

Who is used to make questions about the subject of the question and its verb is often conjugated as the third person singular.

We use Interrogative pronouns to introduce Questions showing the kind of information that is needed.

To ask for the subject of the action we usually use the pronoun Who. The pronoun Who coincides with the third person and it acts as subject of the sentence.

For example:
— “Who needs help?” = It asks for the subject of the action.
— “Who wants ice cream?” = It asks for the subject of the action.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.